Egyptian parliament - file
CAIRO - 11 October 2022: The Egyptian Labor Law defines controls regulating the work of foreigners, and the conditions for their practice of work inside Egypt, in private sector establishments, public sector units, the public business sector, public and local administrative bodies, and the state’s administrative apparatus.
The law, in the chapter regarding "regulating the work of foreigners," explains that includes every subordinate work or any profession or trade, including domestic service workers.
According to the Labor Law, the employment of foreigners in all private sector establishments, public sector units, public business sector, local public and administrative bodies, and the state’s administrative apparatus is subject to the provisions contained in this chapter, subject to the condition of reciprocity.
The law stipulates that foreigners may not engage in work except after obtaining a license to do so from the competent ministry, and that they are authorized to enter the country and reside with the intention of work.
The competent minister, by a decision from him, determines the conditions for obtaining a work permit, its procedures, the data it contains, the procedures for its renewal, and the fee he receives of no less than one thousand Egyptian pounds.
According to the law, anyone who employs a foreigner who is exempted from the condition of obtaining a license, is obligated to notify the competent administrative authority of that employment within seven days of the foreigner’s practice of work, as well as upon the end of his service with him. It determines the maximum percentage of their employment in the establishments and entities indicated in Article (27) of this law.