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Egypt: Information on the practice of re-issuing permanent residence visas to those Palestinians who have stayed abroad past the date on their re-entry visa

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 July 1993
Citation / Document Symbol EGY14777
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Egypt: Information on the practice of re-issuing permanent residence visas to those Palestinians who have stayed abroad past the date on their re-entry visa, 1 July 1993, EGY14777, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aba318.html [accessed 26 July 2014]
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According to an official of the Palestine Mission in Ottawa, Egypt does not issue entry visas to Palestinians, and this applies to even those carrying Egyptian travelling documents, who must apply for a visitor's visa that will take at least six months to process (13 July 1993). This time lapse is used by the authorities to undertake a complete security check on the applicant (Ibid.). According to the source, the Egyptian government does not accord Palestinians the status of permanent residency in Egypt.

Additional and/or corroborative information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.

Reference

Palestine Mission, Ottawa. 13 July 1993. Telephone interview with official.

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