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Kuwait lifts ban on visit, family visas Banned nationals now have right to apply for visit and family visas

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud has reportedly issued a decision to grant expatriates from Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which were under a visa ban, the right to apply for visit and family visas, says Al-Jaridah daily quoting an informed source.

He disclosed that visas for male and female children will be issued only if they are not above 15 and 18 years of age respectively.

He said the decision also grants Undersecretary Lt General Ghazi Al-Omar the right to approve such applications, which was previously restricted only to the minister.

He explained that the applicants should submit their applications at the immigration offices from where these will be referred to the Undersecretary Office.

The source reiterated, “Citizens from those countries who are working as government employees can now apply for visit or family visas to bring their family members to Kuwait based on the above mentioned conditions”.

Earlier, Nawaf Abdulaziz Al-Enezi, Ambassador of Kuwait, called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at the Prime Minister’s House on Friday and informed him that the kingdom of Kuwait is considering to lift restrictions on issuance of visas to Pakistani workers.

Nawaf Abdulaziz Al-Enezi also informed the Prime Minister that a high powered delegation would be visiting Pakistan soon to recruit doctors, paramedics and workers.

It may be called that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, during his visit to Kuwait on the sidelines of Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, had taken up the issue of visas with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who had assured him of looking into the matter.

While talking to Ambassador of Kuwait. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy close relations which are growing from strength to strength.

The Prime Minister praised the wisdom and sagacity of the Amir of Kuwait and asked the Ambassador to convey his greetings and best wishes to His Excellency.

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Visa should be open for all memberYasir Hussaini | 1/14/2013 2:39:14 PM This is very unfair with all who worked in private sector, Request HH Amir that kindly open the visa for all members or only family visa can be open.
Family Visa for BangladeshiThohidul | 1/14/2013 10:32:45 AM Can any body updated the confirm news for Bangladeshi's Family Visa.... is it open or still ban... ??
No news for BangladesiMohd Jahirul Islam | 1/13/2013 10:40:22 PM Family visa not lifted ban on visit for Bangladeshi. However, its a good news that some other countries family visa has been lifted on ban. We are expecting for Bangladesi also the same.
Situation Not Clear YetAzhar Mehmood | 1/13/2013 7:09:06 PM Situation is not yet clear. Which Residency Article is allowed & for Kids, Parents or Wife? When exactly Jawazat start collecting cases?
Ban lifted for Family visaMuhammad Naeem | 1/13/2013 12:46:14 PM According to latest updated, Immigration department accepting applications for family visas (wife and children) from government employees only. And from employees of private sector, they are accepting applications for child’s only not for wife. We are not able to understand why it is opened partially. Please update if any body have any other update.
Visa for Family (Pakistani)Muhammad Naeem | 1/13/2013 10:04:46 AM yes, i also visit to Farwaniya Immigration for my wife and child. the person on main entrance said that, if you and your wife is already in Kuwait then you may apply for your child only. you can't apply for your wife. means visas opened for your children's only. still confusion. Please tel me if any body get good response or visa for wife.
Still ConfusionAsif Mirza | 1/13/2013 8:13:11 AM Have just been to Farwaniya immigration for wife visa, they said still not open and said to go ask the newspaper, seems either the news is false or the immigration depts still haven't gotten internal memos, checked at 8 am not open, please try later half of the day and update ...
Good DecisionMuhammad Mubashir Ahmed | 1/12/2013 11:49:37 AM A wonderful decision taken by Kuwaiti Government.‎
Government employees or all ?Asif Mirza | 1/12/2013 11:43:56 AM First of all thanks to Allah & secondly to all who have taken this initiative, i would like to know is this only for governement employees or for all ? Who can apply family visa, will a person working in private company be able to apply ? Thanks
HappyFarrukh | 1/12/2013 11:32:16 AM We are really happy for the decision. Thank you so much HH the Amir and HH the prime minister. At the same time would like to thank Prime Minister Pakistan Pervez Ashraf for the initiative and helping so many Pakistanis living in Kuwait
visa for bangladeshiyasin uddin | 1/12/2013 10:53:41 AM congratulations to all for the great news, i am to know the ban is lifted for bangladeshi or still on same? please let me know.
Thanks a lotMuhammad Naeem | 1/12/2013 9:16:13 AM we are very thankful to HH Amir Kuwait as well as HH Prim Minister of Kuwait. off course we are thankful to Our Prime Minister "Raja Pervaiz Ashraf" Muhammad Uzair Attique
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