i am debasish satapathy from india. i am selected by a libyan based company. my company is processing my work permit. i have deposited police clearance certificate and arabic translation of passport to my company.now it is complete of 3 months. still my company is saying to wait for work permit. company is saying all depends upon libyan immigration authorities and they are delaying the process. so i want to know what other documents required and how much maximum days are required to get work permit? can you give the official web site of libyan immigration office?
I was told yesterday that if my the deal comes off it could be October before we move so it can not be a quick process. Must be a logistical nightmare to fill positions in the country, I thought Russia was bad but this is a completly different league.
Hello Debasish I would like to ask what documents you have prepared for registration of the working permit in Libya? I have offer to work in new hotel opening soon in Tripoli in Sports Club. Operation manager have told that registration of the working sanction will take ONLY 1 month. Thanks,
I have reminded the manager that heard about process of registration of the visa and how much its taking a time. But he said for alone person it is difficult, for the big company is much easier. Probably he is right as the personnel of hotel is 200-300 persons, and sometimes and more.And for new opening hotel they will process all applicants together maybe
I have passed final interview to the employer. Now I expect the offer letter to sign. And further after signing I shall know the next steps from the Director of the Human Resource department. I do not know process of registration of the working visa is how much really difficult. You need to contact to HR who is responsible for processing visa.
I talked to Russian people working in Libya in school at embassy of Russia. They got visa quickly.Its depends I think who is your employer.You need visa to entrance in Libya and all process of registration for resident visa in Libya. In other words under any visa it is necessary to entrance to Libya. In my country it costs 70 dollars for the working visa to Libya. But I do not understand, why necessary to pay for working visa if it is possible come in under the tourist visa in Libya. It will be cheaper
hello olenaMH, if you will take tourist visa then you will have to return to your destiny place after your tour. and residence visa is different from work permit. when somebody want to work in a country first the sponsor will have to apply for work permit and the immigration office will give a invitation letter to sponsor and sponsor will send the invitation letter to you. then you will apply for entry visa near to your embassy. then when you will be in the country you will have to report to the immigration office for the registration of work and residence both. that's as i know when i was in china.
Sorry Gib, it won't be possible for you to come as a family all at the same time.
Here's how it all works...again
1) Employer in Libya applies to Libyan immigration authorities for work visa quota position for expat employee. This can take up to 3 months.
2) When employee's position is approved, employee goes to Libyan embassy in country of origin and applies for Libyan work visa. Visa is normally granted in a week.
3) Employee travels to Libya, does the medical and applies for residence visa. This part takes 4-6 weeks. After employee gets the RP, visas for the family can be applied for, normally another 4-6 weeks.
4) After spouses visa has been approved, spouse goes to Libyan embassy in home country and submits passport for visa. 1 week.
5) Spouse/family travel to Libya and apply for residence visa.......
Dear debasish83, I know for work necessary working permit. I worked in Kuwait and I worked in United Arab Emirates. Sandman6,you excellent wrote all process of employment step by step.
Sandman6, I did not mean about tourist visa. I meant and wanted to say, that working visa which I will get in Embassy of Libya in my country costs around 70 $ and visa valid 30-45 days. Further necessary apply for residence visa in Libya. Therefore I consider the entry visa to Libya expensive. For example for work in Dubai UAE, I received a copy employment visa through internet or fax from the employer-sponsor. After arrival in Dubai airport in section of delivery of the visa received the original, has passed the test of eyes and all. Further medicine tests for submission on the resident the visa.And I didn't pay for entrance. Anyway once again thanks for Sandman6
Gate boys, maids, nannies all come under the same category and OFFICIALLY expats aren't allowed to employ them. Of course this is a totally unworkable situation (besides being a load of fcuking bollox) but it's still the law, so be aware of it.
I have been selected to work for the Universities of Libya. In the advertisement they said they will offer air passage for me, wife and 2 children (under the age of 18). The papers are yet to come but i was promised that they will be here with me any moment.
After reading the blog, I am now wondering if I will be sent the papers for self and my wife and child can only join me later.
speaking of number of kids..what if you have more than 2 children less than 18 years old..does that mean you cannot bring them along?
Of course you can bring them here. After you have a residency visa you have to give their copy of passports to the GR people then they will apply for the joining visa for them they will collect the visa from the Libyan embassy in your home country or where you wish, After that they will come into the county and will start the residency visa for one year for them.