Banned nationals now have right to apply for visit and family visas

January 12, 2013 by

KUWAIT CITY: 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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Comments (11)

 

  1. Haseeb Sohail says:

    If we read the news every one said VISAS open …… but there is some conditions of visa… What a held?

  2. Ahmad Waqas says:

    2day I confirm 4m Jawazat, family visit visas are open only for those who are working (Employee) under any Govt sector like Wazara or any Govt Dept.
    Those who are working in private sectors cannot apply for visit family visas but as per Jawazat Statement probably private sectors employees may also apply for their familes in d month of March-2013.

    Have patience Hope for the Best 🙁

  3. Yasir Hussaini says:

    I’ve checked with Salmiya Jawazat today morning, they said they don’t have any information regarding the visa issuing,

    So request you all to please let me know if anybody get the visa.

  4. Faheem Aslam says:

    Only for Govt. Employee……

  5. saddiqa says:

    respectfully plz assured meeeeeeee about dependent visas are open???

    • admin says:

      The first condition pertains to residents working in the public sector “who can bring their wives and children without restrictions.”

      The second condition covers those private sector employees “who can issue dependency visas to their male children up to the age of 15 and female children up to the age of 18” as long as both the employee and his wife have valid residencies in Kuwait.

      The third condition allows citizens of the aforementioned nationalities to obtain a commercial visa to work in a company in Kuwait classified under “first-class companies” or in any of the state-owned shareholding companies.

      All other categories still remain under the ban which was imposed by Kuwaiti authorities for security reasons.

  6. wajid says:

    when i should apply for dependent visaaaaa plzzzzzzz sir…
    r visas opend really…..
    im waitind from 2 years…..
    i lov u kwait plz lift the baaaaan plzz

  7. muhammad shafeeq says:

    are these visas allowed to govt employee only or also for the workers of private sector.

    • admin says:

      The first condition pertains to residents working in the public sector “who can bring their wives and children without restrictions.”

      The second condition covers those private sector employees “who can issue dependency visas to their male children up to the age of 15 and female children up to the age of 18” as long as both the employee and his wife have valid residencies in Kuwait.

      The third condition allows citizens of the aforementioned nationalities to obtain a commercial visa to work in a company in Kuwait classified under “first-class companies” or in any of the state-owned shareholding companies.

      All other categories still remain under the ban which was imposed by Kuwaiti authorities for security reasons.

  8. asif says:

    well me and my wife living in kuwait can i call my parents now on visit plzz reply