Status (permanent residency, temporary residency, citizenship, etc.) available to Iraqi health professional accredited by Lybian government who worked in Lybia for an extended period of time [LBY37053.E]

During a telephone interview on 23 May 2001, a professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio who specializes on Libya stated that Foreign residents who are working in Lybia receive a renewable work visa. He added that he has never heard of a case of a foreign resident, either Arab or non-Arab, obtaining Libyan citizenship.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at San Antonio. 23 May 2001. Telephone interview

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB databases

One source did not respond to an information request

Internet sites including:

U.S. Department of State

U.K. Home Office

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

International Committee of the Red Cross

Office fédéral des réfugiés

U.S. Committee for Refugees