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Name: Foreigners Order, 1951.
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1951-10-21
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-1951-L-87977
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=87977&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Refworld, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2011-10-06)
Abstract/Citation: This Order specifies the discretionary authority of Pakistani officials to permit or refuse the entry or departure of foreigners as well as the conditions for residence in Pakistan. A residence permit is required for all stays in Pakistan except for holders of "A", "D" and "courtesy" visas, "transport workers holding B visas", and visitors remaining no longer than fifteen days in Pakistan. Foreigners may be prohibited to enter and visit certain places or certain areas in Pakistan. General restrictions on the movement of foreigners within Pakistan may also be imposed. A specific written permission is required for the employment of foreigners in certain undertakings, such as undertakings for the supply of light, petroleum, power or water. Compliance with the Order may be secured by arrests and detentions or, alternatively, by the placement of a security.

The Order remains in force for Bangladesh in accordance with the Bangladesh (Adaptation of Existing Laws) Order, 1972.
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