Greece gives five yrs residence permit to BD workers30 March 2023
Reza Mahmud :
The government of Greece has started giving Bangladeshi Diasporas five years residence permission for the first time.
As a beginning, the European country has given five Bangladeshi workers residence cards for five years.
Sources said three Bangladeshi Diasporas
have been given residence cards from Periferia office of the country's capital city Athens on Wednesday.
Earlier two more Bangladeshi got the same cards from Roads and Pirgush areas.
Bangladesh Embassy in Athens congratulated in a simple function those Bangladeshi workers who got the five years residence cards.
Sources said that the Greece government has started the initiatives as per the MoU signed between Bangladesh and Greece over recruiting Bangladeshi migrant workers to the country.
As per the MoU, the Mediterranean country will legalise about 15 thousand Bangladeshi undocumented workers.
In this procedure, the undocumented migrant workers have to register their names in Bangladesh Embassy.
Then the Embassy would send their information to the immigrations ministry of the country.
Aftermath, those undocumented migrants have been given the opportunity to apply for five years residence permits through online platform of the ministry.
Sources said that about five thousand and five hundred Bangladeshi migrants have registered to the embassy in this procedure so far.
Among those, 1500 Bangladeshi Diasporas also have applied through the Greek immigration ministry's online platform.
Contacted, Imran Ahmed, Minister, Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment, told The New Nation, "Greece showed it eagerness for recruiting more Bangladeshi migrant workers. As per the MoU signed between the two countries the working facilities and job market would be expanded in the European country repidly".
He, however, asked the Bangladeshi Diasporas to obey the rules and manners of the country adequately. The migrant workers who got this residence permits can live in the country nine months in a year.