Egypt’s Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik has amended provisions for the implementation of the law regarding the entry and residence of foreigners.
The amendments published in the official gazette on Sunday include granting a foreign resident with Special Residence a residence card valid for 10 years, and granting a foreigner with Ordinary Residence a residence card valid for five years.
The Special Residence is usually granted for a period of 10 years, renewable.
Special residence is granted to those born in Egypt prior to 26/5/1952 or those having resided in the country for the 20 years preceding 26/5/1952 and whose stay has been uninterrupted; it is also granted to their spouses and minor children.
Ordinary Residence is granted for a period of either three or five years.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm