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Illegal guest workers granted two-month grace period

By JT - Mar 12,2014 - Last updated at Mar 12,2014

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Wednesday gave illegal guest workers a grace period between March 16 and May 15 to rectify their situation and renew their work permits.

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Labour Minister Nidal Katamine called on migrant workers in violation of the Labour Law to head to the ministry’s departments across Jordan to renew their permits.

Also on Wednesday, Egyptian Ambassador to Amman Khaled Tharwat called on Egyptian guest workers in the Kingdom to rectify their status to avoid deportation.

An embassy statement quoted Tharwat as saying that the Labour Ministry will allow illegal guest workers, including those against whom deportation decisions have been issued, to renew their permits.

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