The Erased - Information and documents

Assistance to the erased persons in regulating their legal status and awareness raising of the public on the erasure and the status of remedying the violations.



Dispatch 18.2.1992

With this internal instruction the Ministry gave permission to all Local Administrative Offices to issue work visas on the request of the companies to all workers (foreigners) that had a valid Yugoslav passport. The company was required to specify the period for which the visa was issued, but as instructed by the Ministry of the Interior the Local Administrative Offices were not allowed to issue a visa for a period longer than three months until the adoption of the labour legislation. If a foreign worker did not have a Yugoslav passport he could exceptionally obtain a passport for foreigners.

This internal instruction explains why some of the erased that remained without valid personal documents could keep their jobs without having to do anything for it – on their behalf their employers could request for working visas. On the other hand, due to restrictive conditions of issuing work visas, short time value and the need for continuous renewal, the citizens of other republics were more likely to lose their jobs.