Egypt: Sisi Approves Law on Granting Citizenship to Foreigners

Published: 17/Aug/2018
Source: Asharq Al Awsat (London)

The Egyptian gazette published on Thursday a decree signed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who approved the amendment of some articles in the law on the entry and exit of foreigners and the naturalization law.

Last July, Egypt’s parliament passed a bill to grant citizenship to foreigners who deposit at least EGP7 million (around $400,000) in the country for five years.

If the Interior Ministry accepts an applicant’s naturalization request, the deposit will then be transferred to the Treasury to boost the country’s economy.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2018