Home World MIDDLE EAST UAE suspends issuing visas to citizens of 13 Muslim majority countries –...

UAE suspends issuing visas to citizens of 13 Muslim majority countries – Middle East Monitor


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended issuing travel and work visas for citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Somalia, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

A document issued by a state-owned business park was sent to companies operating within the park. The document, according to Reuters, came into effect on 18 November.

Reuters reported that the visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghans, Pakistanis and citizens of several other countries such as Libya and Yemen over security concerns, without specifying the nature of the concerns.

The ban, which is to last until further notice, also applies to citizens of Algeria, Kenya, Iraq, Lebanon and Tunisia. It is not clear if there are any exceptions to the ban.

A government officer told Anadolu Agency that visa applications from the 13 countries will be reviewed separately.

READ: Israeli general calls for closer cooperation with Egypt against Turkey 



Source link

Must Read

Global Law and Business Podcast – Joe McCall (Ireland)

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is...

Translation: Gwyneth Ho on the Meaning of June Fourth to Hong Kong

Gwyneth Ho Kwai-lam is one of 47 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists charged with subversion under the National Security Law for running in a...

Translation: Two Families Shattered by a “Patriotic” Youth

Nine Years after Anti-Japanese Protests, Two Families Forever Shattered by One Act of ViolenceLi Jianli and Wang Juling in Thailand in 2019.The doctor...

China Manufacturing

8Many years ago, David Dayton over at the Silk Road International Blog did an excellent...

Splitting Salaries of Non-Chinese Employees: The Legal and Tax Issues

Our China lawyers are often asked whether it is legal to pay non-Chinese employees from...