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Act On Foreigners No. 96 /2002
This Act entered into force January 1st, 2003.
This Act has been amended by Amendments No 27/2003, 20/2004, 106/2007, 86/2008,
88/2008, 154/2008, 65/2010, 114/2010, 115/2010, 116/2010 and 162/2010.
(No. 96 of May 15th, 2002)
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[Art. 12 h
After receiving an application to this effect, and obtaining the opinion of the police, the
Directorate of Immigration shall grant a foreign national, who is suspected of being a
victim of human trafficking, a temporary residence permit for six months even though all
the requirements of Art. 11 are not fulfilled. Notwithstanding the provisions of Art. 20,
the individual concerned may not be deported during this period.
Should there be reasonable grounds to suspect a person is claiming to be a victim for
the sole purpose of obtaining a temporary residence permit, and the opposite is not
demonstrated indisputably, this shall not grant entitlement to a temporary residence
permit. The same shall apply if the granting of a temporary residence permit is contrary
to public order.
A permit granted as referred to in this provision cannot serve as the basis for a
permanent residence permit.]1)
1)Act No. 116/2010, Art. 1.

[Art. 12 i
In exceptional circumstances the Directorate of Immigration may grant a victim of
human trafficking a renewable temporary residence permit for one year, even if the
requirements of Art. 11 are not fulfilled, if either of the following apply:
a. it is considered necessary due to the personal circumstances of the person
concerned;
b. it is considered necessary in the opinion of the police due to co-operation with the
authorities concerned in investigating and handling a criminal case.
A permit granted as referred to in this provision cannot serve as the basis for a
permanent residence permit.]1)
1)Act No. 116/2010, Art. 1.

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