Jordan: Syrians outside of camps must re-register for new legal status document
Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan. (AFP/File)
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The government has urged all Syrians living outside camps in Jordan to register and confirm their personal details in order to be issued with a document that will preserve their legal status and enable them to receive services.
In an announcement, issued by the government in cooperation with the UNHCR’s Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate and published in Arabic dailies, the government stressed that all Syrians in the Kingdom residing outside camps must obtain the document, except diplomats, UN employees and Syrian women who have received the Jordanian nationality through marriage.
The new document will allow Syrians to obtain free work permits before July 4, 2016, according to the announcement, which noted the procedures to confirm place of residence as well as the cost of medical certificates have changed.
To receive the new document, Syrians should bring the necessary papers to the nearest police station in order to re-register and confirm their information.
The required papers include an active UNHCR document, original Syrian IDs and certificates (which if not found can be ordered at the UNHCR), and the documents of any children born in the Kingdom.
Syrians who do not possess documents for their children born in the Kingdom should check with the UN agency to resolve the issue in coordination with the Jordanian authorities, the government said in the announcement.
Syrians can confirm their address by bringing a signed copy of a tenancy agreement, stamped by the municipality, or by bringing their landlord to testify in person.
Syrian refugees registered at the UNHCR can visit any registration center affiliated with the agency in Khalda in Amman, in Irbid or in Mafraq to obtain papers confirming their address.
To receive the new document, Syrians will also need to present the security cards issued for free by Jordanian authorities and a medical certificate for each family member above 12 years, which now costs JD5.
Medical certificates are issued at 30 accredited health centres across the Kingdom, seven of which are in Amman, five in Irbid and five in Zarqa.
By Bahaa Al Deen Al Nawas
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