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Egypt extends period for legalizing status of foreign residents

The Egyptian Cabinet agreed during the government meeting on Tuesday, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, to extend the period for regularizing the statuses and legalizing the residency of foreigners residing in the country illegally for an additional six months.

This allows for the statuses of a new segment of foreigners targeted by the decision to be regularized.

The Cabinet issued a decision last year stipulating that foreigners applying for the right of residence for tourism or non-tourism purposes must submit a receipt indicating that they have transferred residency fees, late fines, or the costs of issuing a residency card in US dollars or the equivalent in foreign currencies, through certified banks or exchange companies.

Foreigners residing in the country illegally must regularize their status and legalize their residency so long as they have an Egyptian host, in exchange for depositing administrative expenses equivalent to US$1,000 at an Egyptian bank.

Egypt hosts about nine million migrants of different nationalities who enjoy all the basic rights of work, trade, transportation and ownership alongside native Egyptians, Egypt’s ambassador to Italy Bassam Rady said in July during a speech before the Italian Senate.

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