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Newsline: Foreign embassies in Bahrain flooded with amnesty cases

Some foreign embassies in Bahrain have assigned additional staff to work night shifts to process hundreds of travel documents for illegal workers, as part of a six-month general amnesty. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi and Philippines embassies have been overwhelmed by hundreds of people visiting the missions every day since the amnesty was launched on July 1, which allows illegal expatriate residents to return home without facing penalties. The amnesty, which will remain in place until December 31, also allows them to legalise their stay with a new employer without being punished for residency offences.



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