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What is the change? The Ministry of Interior has introduced new document authentication requirements for foreign nationals submitting commercial visa applications.
What does the change mean? Foreign nationals submitting bachelor’s degrees will be required to follow additional document authentication requirements when applying for commercial visas.
Additional information: The new requirements are as follows:
Background: The Ministry of Interior implemented new requirements for Egyptian nationals in November after determining that many degrees issued in Egypt were forged. Shortly thereafter, the requirements were expanded to all bachelor’s degree holders submitting commercial visa applications.
Analysis & Comments: The changes introduce additional document authentication requirements for degree holders and will lengthen preparation time for affected applicants.
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