By Ayman Amzein.
Tripoli, 2 July 2013:
The Libyan authorities have given foreign workers in Libya another four days to sort out their . . .[restrict]residency status, or face deportation.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour, Abdel-Razak Timtam, has said that, after 6 July, Libya would start to deport any foreign workers caught violating the residency laws.
The Ministry had previously urged all foreign workers who entered Libya before 4 April 2013 to complete all necessary procedures by 5 June. This was then extended by one month.
Egyptian workers, however, will be given a further extension. The Libyan government has apparently agreed to Egypt’s request to extend the period given to Egyptian workers in Libya to sort out their residency status.
It is thought that there are more than two million foreign workers working in Libya without residence permits, many of whom are Egyptians. [/restrict]