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Introduction

Asylum and refugee status are special legal protections available to people who have left their home country for their own safety and are afraid to return. Asylees are given permission to work and are allowed to apply for a green card (within one year of either entering any country or the United States as a refugee or being approved for asylum). Even if a foreign government stands by while someone else commits acts of persecution -- for example,

  • If the authorities are unwilling or unable to exercise control while members of a vigilante squad gang up on gays and lesbians or while members of a guerilla group threaten or kidnap people who won't voluntarily join them, this too can qualify as persecution, which would support asylum or refugee status.
  • Below I’ll tell you the simple steps on how to get an Asylum Visa for Egypt.

Eligibility

  • People who are fleeing insecurity in their original countries due to their:
  • Political activities :
  1. Persecution of this kind means that you hold opinions that the authorities don't tolerate, most likely opinions that are critical of the government's policies or methods.
  • personal opinion
  • Their features
  • Association of social group:
  1. An identifiable group of people whose government views it as a threat. Or it is described as a group sharing a common characteristic that is so fundamental to their individual identities that the members cannot -- or should not be expected to -- change it.

You need to only seek asylum if you have a real fear of returning to your homeland,

  • Association of religious groups

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Instructions

  1. Asylum seekers must prove that they have a well-founded fear of future persecution for instance based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or political opinion.;
  2. The persecution must either be carried out by the government or a group the government cannot control.
  3. A person who is granted political asylum may remain in the Uganda indefinitely and may apply for permanent residence after one year;
  4. Dependants above eighteen (18) years apply independently;
  5. Conform to all laws and regulations of the country;
  6. Conform to all measures taken for the maintenance of public order;
  7. Should not engage in activities which may endanger state security, harm public interest or disrupt public order;
  8. Should into engage in any political activities;
  9. Should not undertake any activities against another country;
  10. If engaged in gainful employment, one is obliged to pay taxes accordingly.

Required Information

  • Full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Nationality;
  • No. of dependants;
  • Details of the form of insecurity in the applicant’s original country

Procedure

  • There are two routes for applying for asylum in Egypt.

In a Refugee Camp

  • You start by fill out the form, then you can also put together a detailed affidavit.
  • Go to the camp authorities this is the settlement commandant;
  • The settlement commandant will grant you leave to remain in the camp;
  • The refugee Eligibility Commission then determines your eligibility status to have asylum in Cairo.
  • Upon arrival to the city center, go to the Crime Intelligence office at Police Station for registration;
  • A card and date for further registration are given;
  • On the scheduled date, carry all documents that will make your identity and profile clearer for example Passport, Identification Cards or academic certificates and report to the Office of the minister of Manpower and immigration with all your dependants for an interview;
  • After the interview, one is registered a temporary Asylum Seeker attestation is issued;
  • Then the applicant goes back to the Crime Intelligence office for second interview to determine his / her refugee status, which is done by the Refugee Eligibility Committee (REC);
  • The decision is then communicated to the applicant by the Office of the Minister of manpower and immigration Department for Refugees.
  • When you apply for asylum it can be a long drawn out process full of trials and tribulations.

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Required Documents

  • Valid passport
  • even passport photos
  • Two copies of employer’s incorporation contract
  • Two copies of Tax ID card
  • Two copies of academic qualifications (university degrees etc.)
  • Approval from State Security Service in Egypt

Fees

This document is free of charge

Validity

It is valid for 4 years

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

It take 6 months to process an asylum visa.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Manpower and Immigration

DR. Nahed ElAshry img

Address 3 Youssief Abaas St Nasr City Cairo

Phone no. 22609366 - 22609368 - 22618019

Fax 22618019

E-mail manpower@mome.gov.eg

Website http://www.manpower.gov.eg

http://www.bibalex.org/bva08/Home/StaticPage.aspx?page=35&m=4

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Information which might help

But not everyone qualifies for asylum . You must meet some strict requirements, as described in above. In particular, you must show two very important things:

  • You are unable or unwilling to return to your home country because you have been persecuted there in the past or have a well-founded fear that you will be persecuted if you go back.
  • The reason you have been (or will be) persecuted is connected to one of the following things:
  • your race,
  • religion,
  • nationality,
  • membership in a particular social group,
  • your political opinion.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/asylum-or-refugee-status-who-32298.html

http://www.usvisaegypt.com/asylum.html

http://www.bibalex.org/bva08/Home/StaticPage.aspx?page=35&m=4

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