The Ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation has called on Libyan employers in the public and private sectors to settle the legal status of their expatriate workers as part of the government's efforts to regulate foreign labour in Libya.
The circular issued Thursday provides that expatriate workers must obtain medical clearance from the centres designated by the Health Ministry.
To be eligible for the ministry's new policy, applicants need to have a contract of employment approved by the ministry's office in the area of residence.
They also need to have a residence permit for work with the approval of the Labour Ministry.
For obtaining a permit, the employer needs to certify that the profession is allowed to be filled by non-national elements, per the Minister of Labour's decision No. (392) of 2021, in this regard.
The ministry gave the concerned parties two months to settle their status starting from 2-7-2023, or it will resort to legal measures by the laws and legislation in force.