Parl’t approves law granting residence to foreigners buying property
Article No. 2 of the law will be amended to stipulate that the prime minister has the right to grant the Egyptian citizenship for any foreigner who bought a state-owned property or a private property, or established an investing project in accordance with the Egyptian Investment Law, or deposited money in hard currency.
As per the new amendments, the Cabinet shall form a unit tasked with considering the applications of granting the citizenship. The unit consists of representatives of ministries of foreign affairs and interior, investments and international cooperation.
The applicants shall submit their forms online and pay $10,000 or its equivalence in Egyptian pound. Then, the unit shall consider the application within only 3 months.
The latest amendments conducted to the Egyptian Nationality Law were approved on September 21, 2017 by the Parliament, stating that “The Egyptian citizenship will be withdrawn from individuals found guilty of participating in a terrorist act, communicating with terrorists or gathering information for terrorists.”
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