We hereby notify that pursuant to the examination conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from which it transpires that, as a rule, there is no impediment to the expatriation of citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (hereinafter: “Congo”), back to their home country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs instructed that the general temporary protection policy that has been in effect up to this point in time with respect to citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is no longer required and therefore the Minister instructed that such policy be cancelled.
Pursuant to the Minister’s decision, Congo citizens residing in Israel are required to make arrangements for their departure from Israel within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice, i.e. no later than January 5, 2019. Accordingly, the Population and Immigration Authority will not issue residence permits, the validity of which extends past this date.
Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo are invited to visit the Office of the Voluntary Expatriation Assistance Unit, located at 64, Mivtza Hadesh St. in Bnei Brak. The employees of the Unit will assist Congo citizens residing in Israel to return to their home country.
It would be prudent to hereby clarify that as of January 5, 2019, enforcement measures will be taken against illegal residents who are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo.