Last Update 22:56
Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Egypt alerts citizens to dangers of fake work visas

"There is no such thing as a free visa": Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Menna Alaa El-Din , Friday 14 Sep 2018
Foreign Ministry
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry (File photo: Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2269
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2269

Egypt has warned citizens from seeking "free work visas", urging them not to deal with any individuals or offices which promote any free work visas for working abroad.

In an official statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said such visas are fake and often lead to deportation due to the visas violating residency laws in countries abroad, with citizen's data then being added to stop-lists.

Workers are then at risk of not receiving any job opportunities in the same country again due to obtaining a record of a history of violations due to the fake visa, as well as the loss of money paid for such visas, according to the statement.

“There is no such thing as free[work] visas,” the ministry said, stressing that Egyptians must obtain work visas through official channels represented by licensed job placement offices abroad by the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration.

This is not the first time that Egypt has alerted citizens of such visas, as they are often advertised and widely spread on social media.

Last month, the Ministry warned citizens against from obtaining an advertised one-year free residency visa in Lebanon to seek jobs, pointing that the visa does not actually fall under Lebanese law.

According to recent statistics provided by CAPMAS (Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics), the number of Egyptian expats around the world is numbered at 9.5 million, with 6 million working in Arab states.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.