Egypt Residence Permit New Regulations for 2023
Egypt residence permit has been a common conversation that comes up among foreign residents in Egypt. People come to Egypt for various reasons in which most have questions about residency permits.
Major alterations to the residency permit in 2023
The Prime Minister’s Decree No. 3326 of 2023 in Egypt brings about significant alterations to the procedures and costs associated with foreign nationals obtaining residency. Key highlights include:
- All foreigners in Egypt are required to submit residency applications to the General Administration of Passports, Immigration, and Nationality, along with payment receipts for fees and penalties in U.S. dollars or equivalent foreign currencies.
- The fee structure varies based on the type and duration of residency, with additional charges for application processing and residence card issuance.
- Penalties are imposed for delays in residency renewal, with fees increasing for each subsequent three-month delay period.
- Administrative expenses are added to all fees to cover the costs of processing.
Foreign nationals are urged to adhere to renewal deadlines to avoid penalties for delays.
Decree nr 3326 2023 on Foreigners’ Residency in Egypt
In a globalized world, the movement of people across borders is a common phenomenon. As nations seek to regulate the stay of foreigners within their territory, governments enact policies and decrees to manage immigration and residency.
Egypt, like many other countries, has implemented a comprehensive system for foreigners residing within its borders. The Prime Minister’s decree nr 2336 for the year 2023, which came into effect on Sunday, the 16th of September 2023, has introduced significant changes to the procedures and fees associated with obtaining and renewing residency for foreigners. This essay delves into the details of the implementation of the decree and its implications.
I. Residency Application Process
The Prime Minister’s decree mandates that every foreigner on Egyptian territory must submit an application to the General Administration of Passports, Immigration, and Nationality to obtain or renew their residency.
This application must be accompanied by a transfer receipt equivalent to the fees and costs of ( issuing residence cards and delay fines ), which must be paid in dollars or its equivalent in free currencies converted into Egyptian Pounds.
This receipt must be obtained from one of the banks in Egypt or certified exchange companies, and it should have a validity not exceeding fifteen days from the date of transfer.
II. Egypt Residency Fee Structure
The decree outlines a detailed fee structure for various types of residencies, ranging from short-term to long-term stays:
1. First Residence Fees
For a minimum of one day and a maximum of one year, foreigners are required to pay 1,005 Egyptian Pounds for the residence fee. Additionally, there is an application fee of 51 Egyptian pounds and a cost of 500 Egyptian pounds for issuing the residence card.
2. Triple Residence Fees
For a triple residence, the total fees amount to 2,005 Egyptian Pounds. Additionally, there is an application fee of 51 Egyptian pounds and a cost of 500 Egyptian pounds for issuing the residence card.
3. Fifth Residence Fees
For a fifth residence, the total cost rises to 3,005 Egyptian Pounds. Additionally, there is an application fee of 51 Egyptian pounds and a cost of 500 Egyptian pounds for issuing the residence card.
4. Normal Residence for Five Years
Those seeking a five-year residency will be charged 3,005 Egyptian Pounds. Additionally, there is an application fee of 51 Egyptian pounds and a cost of 500 Egyptian pounds for issuing the residence card.
5. Special Residence for Ten Years
For foreigners wishing to stay for ten years, the total fees come to 5,505 Egyptian Pounds. Additionally, there is an application fee of 51 Egyptian pounds and a cost of 500 Egyptian pounds for issuing the residence card.
III. Residence Delay Reconciliation Fees
The decree also addresses situations where foreigners fail to renew their residency on time. From February 16, 2017, the fees for reconciling residency delays have been set at 1,517.30 Egyptian Pounds for the first three months. Importantly, these fees increase by 500 pounds for each additional three months of delay. These provisions aim to encourage foreigners to adhere to the established renewal timelines.
IV. Administrative Expenses
It is important to note that the prescribed administrative expenses will be added to all the aforementioned fees. This ensures that the costs associated with processing and managing the residency applications are covered efficiently.
Implementing the Prime Minister’s decree on foreigners’ residency in Egypt significantly changes the procedures and fees for obtaining and renewing residency visas. Foreign nationals in Egypt should adhere to established timelines to avoid fines for delay.
2023 में विदेशी नागरिकों के लिए मिस्र का नया निवास परमिट जारी किया गया
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