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Uzbekistan tightens procedure of recruiting foreign workers

Uzbekistan Materials 27 September 2011 18:45
Uzbek Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aktam Haitov signed an order to make amendments and additions in the instructions on the application of "Regulations on recruitment and use of foreign labor in Uzbekistan."
Uzbekistan tightens procedure of recruiting foreign workers

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept. 27 / Trend , D.Azizov /

Uzbek Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aktam Haitov signed an order to make amendments and additions in the instructions on the application of "Regulations on recruitment and use of foreign labor in Uzbekistan."

Based on decree published in the electronic media, the Ministry's Agency for Foreign Labor Migration Issues will issue permission for use of foreign labor in Uzbekistan from Sept.30.
List of the documents required for obtaining a permit was kept unchanged. However, the time to review the package of documents was doubled - up to 30 days (previously - 15 days) after the employer submitted the required documents.

Under the decree, if a foreign worker is already in Uzbekistan, the documents are accepted if he/she has the following visas: employment visa "E", business visa "B-1", "B-2" or service visa "S-3".

The order does not apply to employees of diplomatic and consular posts, as well as organizations enjoying diplomatic status, scientists and artists working in Uzbekistan in the institutions established in accordance with international agreements, students passing training within the framework of the Uzbek universities' educational programs, accredited journalists , employees of foreign nongovernmental and noncommercial organizations accredited in Ministry of Justice, and representatives of foreign commercial organizations, accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.

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