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Jordan puts off deadline for issuing and renewing work permits for foreign workers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

The Jordanian Ministry of Labour decided to postpone the deadline for foreign workers to renew expired work permits or issue new licences from 21 November to 31 December 2019.

Jordanian labour minister Nedal Faisal's decision was based on the large turnout of foreign workers at work directorates to legalise their status.

Egypt's Manpower Minister Mohamed Saafan requested the ministry's labour representation office at the Egyptian Embassy in Amman to follow up on the number of Egyptian workers in Jordan amending their legal status.

Saafan urged Egyptian labourers in Jordan to benefit from the additional period, as well as the reduced fees to issue work permits for daily wage workers, to amend their status.

Faisal said the deadline will not be re-extended further than 31 December.

He warned that workers found in violation of the labour law, whether by having an expired or annulled work permit, or by working in another sector they are not authorised to operate within, will be fined and deported.

Some one million Egyptians live in Jordan, according to the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics figures in 2016.


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