Egypt: Proposal to Grant Residency to Foreigners Who Purchase Property Under Consideration

Egypt’s Housing Ministry has announced criteria for granting residency to foreigners who purchase residential units under construction are being considered. The Ministry said residency will be granted to owners of units who purchase them in US Dollars, provided the minimum payment for a unit is 40% of its price or at least $100,000 and the period of construction of the property does not exceed four years. The Ministry added the passport department is responsible for determining the length of stay, according to the transfer amount. The Ministry added that in terms of constructed residential units, residence will be granted in line with the law and an Interior Ministry Decision to this effect.

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