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Difficulties for Foreign Jews to Leave Egypt Reported Increasing

Stateless Jews and Jews of foreign nationality now living in Egypt are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain exit visas to quit that country, It was reported here today from Cairo.

Whereas, in the past, an exit visa was granted within three or four days of the filing of the application, the process is stretched out over four and five weeks. According to reports here, part of the intervening time is lost while the authorities check the tax bureau and the applicant’s employer to see whether he has paid all his debts.