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LAW
ON FOREIGNERS AND
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION

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Residence permits for victims of human trafficking

ARTICLE 48 –

(1) A residence permit valid for thirty days shall be granted, by the governorates, to foreigners who are victims of human trafficking or where there is strong circumstantial evidence that they might be victims with a view to allow them to break from the impact of their [negative] experience and reflect on whether to cooperate with the competent authorities.

(2) Conditions attached to other types of residence permits shall not be sought while issuing these residence permits.

Renewal and cancelation of residence permits for victims of human trafficking

ARTICLE 49 –

(1) The residence permit granted to allow for recovery and reflection may be renewed for six months periods for reasons of safety, health or special circumstances of the victim. However, the total duration shall not exceed three years under any circumstances whatsoever.

(2) The residence permit shall be cancelled in cases where it is determined that foreigners who are victims of trafficking or might be victims of human trafficking have re-connected with the perpetrators of the crime through their own volition.

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