CAIRO - 25 September 2023: Foreigners employed in Egypt, whether private sector establishments, public sector units, the public business sector, public bodies, local administration, or the state administrative apparatus are subjtec to the provisions of Labor Law No. 12 of 2003.
Foreigners may not practice work except after obtaining a license to do so from the competent ministry, and they are authorized to enter the country and reside for the purpose of work.
In applying the provisions of this chapter, work means every dependent job or any profession or craft, including work in domestic service.
The competent minister shall determine the conditions for obtaining the license for the work referred to in the previous article, its procedures, the data it contains, the procedures for renewing it, and the fee to be collected for it in the amount of not less than one thousand Egyptian pounds.
The minister also determines the cases of revocation of the license before the expiration of its term and the cases of exempting foreigners from the condition of obtaining it.
Anyone who employs a foreigner who has been exempted from the requirement to obtain a license is obligated to notify the competent administrative authority of such employment within seven days of the foreigner starting work, as well as upon the end of his service with him.
The competent minister shall determine, by his decision, the professions, businesses, and crafts that foreigners are prohibited from working in.
The minister shall also determine the maximum percentage of their employment in the establishments and entities specified in Article (27) of this law.