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  1. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 13 of 2017 amending Article 32 of Law No. 2 of 2014 concerning Entry, Exit and Foreign Residents in Syria. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-05 | SYR-2017-L-106701

    This Law amends Article 32 of Law No. 2 of 2014 concerning Entry, Exit and Foreign Residents in Syria.

  2. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 30 of 2016 amending Law No.2 of 2014 Concerning Entry, Exit and Foreign Residents in Syria. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-01 | SYR-2016-L-104774

    This Law amends Article 29(a) of Law No. 2 of 2014 Concerning Entering, Exiting and Foreign Residence in Syria, the amended Article raises the fees for granting residence permits to Arabs and foreigners living in Syria.

  3. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No.2 of 2014 concerning Entry, Exit and Foreign Residents in Syria. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-03-11 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-11 | SYR-2014-L-98921

    Chapter I - Definitions.
    Chapter II - Visa Application and Supporting Documents.
    Chapter III - Procedures for Foreign and Arab Registration.
    Chapter IV - Residence Permits.
    Chapter V - Distancing of Foreigners.
    Chapter VI - Exceptions.
    Chapter VII - Residence Fees.
    Chapter VIII - Sanctions.
    Chapter IX - Final Provisions.

  4. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Decree No.2137/2009 amending Article 20 of Decree No. 2040/2005 on limiting the percentage of foreign workers in Syria.

    Adoption: 2009-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-21 | SYR-2009-R-83234

    The percentage of foreign workers in banks and insurance companies and private financial companies should not exceed 3% of the total number of employees. The are to be employed only on the condition that no-one with their qualifications is available locally. In addition, the total number of non Arab foreign workers in one work place should not exceed 10% of the total number of the employees and their compensation and salaries should not exceed 30% of the total salary of all the employees.

  5. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Presidential Office Law No. 61 on foreign au-pairs working in Syria.

    Adoption: 2007-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-13 | SYR-2007-L-78785

    The Act determined wages, benefits and pensions for foreign au-pairs working in Syria. It lists conditions for work permits provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour.

  6. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Interior Affairs and Internal Security Forces Decree No. 29/KN concerning provisions for the entry of female migrant workers and their stay at their employers' houses, and Arab and foreign nannies.

    Adoption: 2007-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-18 | SYR-2007-R-78787

    The provisions for bringing a foreign women to work as a housemaid or a nanny are set in this Decree. The person who wishes to recruit the housemaid is to apply for her work permit. The migration office requests the approval of the political security office. In the first 15 days after entering into the country, the employer is to apply for a temporary residence permit for the employee. The employee is not allowed to change employers without the agreement of the Immigration Office. Syrian employers are not allowed to marry foreign housemaids or nannies.

  7. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 81 of 2006 governing Private Agencies for the Recruitment and Employment of Non-Syrian Female Domestic Workers and Nannies.

    Adoption: 2006-11-21 | SYR-2006-R-78679

    Prohibits the recruitment and employment of any female worker unless if it is done through a licensed agency (article 2). Provides for the application of licenses (articles 4-14). Provides that in order to be recruited, inter alia, a female worker need to have a full legal capacity, no convictions to her name, have approval of her husband if she is married and have no chronic and infectious disease or disabilities and is physically able to do the job (article 3). Also provides details of content of the employment contract, payment of repatriation expenses by the agency and prohibition of abuse, mistreatment or discrimination against female workers.

  8. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministry of Internal Security Forces Decree No. 333, preventing the changing of jobs and employers of foreign employees such as nannies or housemaids without prior approval from the Department of Immigration and Passports.

    Adoption: 2006-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-09 | SYR-2006-R-78788

    Article 5 of Decree No. 234/KN dated 19 March 2006 is modified.

  9. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Law No. 29 amending Legislative Decree No. 84 of 1968 respecting the organisation of trade unions.

    Adoption: 1986-10-21 | SYR-1986-L-3567

    The following amendments are made to Legislative Decree No. 84 of 1968 (LS 1968 - Syr. 1): amendment of s. 10(b) on general meetings, s. 45(a) on election of officers and ss. 63, 64 and 65 on general meetings of the General Federation of Workers' Unions. In addition, a new paragraph is added to s. 62, on looking after the interests of Syrian workers employed abroad.

  10. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 1350 of 15 August 1984. - Decision on-line in English

    Adoption: 1984-08-15 | SYR-1984-M-83629

    Provides for free circulation for nationals of all Arab countries, of the Arab Gulf, and of all emirates and sultanates.

  11. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Circular No. 2 of 19 January 1982 - Legal Provisions Applicable to the Entry and Residence of Syrian and Non Syrian and Non Syrian Arabs and Aliens. - Circular on-line in English

    Adoption: 1982-01-19 | SYR-1982-M-83628

    Clarifies that Act No.42 of 1975 is applicable to nationals of the Syrian Arab Republic and also covers Palestinian refugees registered in the Syrian Arab Republic (Article 14). The entry, exit, residence, and movement of Arab nationals are governed by Article 39 and 40 of Legislative Decree No.29 of 1970. Aliens are governed by the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 29.

  12. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 576 of 5 October 1970. - Decree on-line in English

    Adoption: 1970-10-05 | SYR-1970-R-83627

    Establishes the Expatriate Citizen Certificate Committee to review applications for Expatriate Citizen Certificates and revoke any applications once made.

  13. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Legislative Decree No. 29 of 15 January 1970 - The Entry and Exit of Aliens to and from the Syrian Arab Republic and Their Residence Therein. - Regulation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1970-01-15 | SYR-1970-R-83626

    Regulates the entry, stay and exit of foreigners in the Republic.

  14. Syrian Arab Republic - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order No. 535 of 1960 as amended by Order No. 185 of 1961 and Order No. 848 of 1961

    Adoption: 1960-09-29 | SYR-1960-R-70003

    Comprehensive legislation concerning the employment of foreigners in the Syrian Arab Republic. Provides, inter alia, that foreigners must obtain a work permit in order to work and sets forth the procedures for issuing permits.


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