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Saudi Arabia: Information on whether Palestinians studying abroad have the right to return and be reunited with their families

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 December 1992
Citation / Document Symbol SAU12441
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saudi Arabia: Information on whether Palestinians studying abroad have the right to return and be reunited with their families, 1 December 1992, SAU12441, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab487c.html [accessed 23 July 2014]
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According to a representative of the Palestinian Information Centre in Washington, Palestinians who exited Saudi Arabia to study have to hold a visa or a residence permit that allows them to return (10 Dec. 1992). Without this requirement, it would be very difficult to return to Saudi Arabia and has been so especially since the Gulf War (Ibid.). A specialist on the Palestinian situation at the Political Science Department, McGill University, stated that since the Gulf War it has been very difficult for Palestinians to renew documents and work permits (10 Dec. 1992).

Additional and/or corroborating information on this subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa.

References

Palestinian Information Centre, Washington. 10 December 1992. Telephone Interview with Representative.

Political Science Department, McGill University. 10 December 1992. Telephone Interview with Specialist on Palestinian situation.

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