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Kuwait said to lift work visa ban on 5 nationalities ‘Visit’ ban remains

 KUWAIT CITY, June 24: The Ministry of Interior is said to have issued a directive lifting a ban on the issuance of work permits to five Arab and Asian nationalities by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, reports Al-Nahar daily.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor were quoted as saying that work permits will be issued and also renewed for Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis, Syrians and Iranians at the end of June, stressing the ban imposed on their residence-related transactions has finally been lifted.

The Interior Minister recently also issued a directive for completion of transactions of all those individuals from these countries who had arrived in Kuwait before the ban was imposed but the immigration officials say they have so far not received any official instructions on the issue.

There is also a ban currently in place on the issuance of visit visas to nationals of these five countries.

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when kuwiat will lift the visa ban wajidinsaf | 8/23/2011 4:48:24 PM I have received an offer letter for site engineer from Kuwait but company say that there is visa ban can some tell me when Kuwait will lift the visa ban from Pakistani national 00971502113240
Work VisaAbsar Hussain | 8/21/2011 1:22:31 PM I am waiting for a work visa to be issued can anyone give me authentic reports regarding lifting of work visa bans for Pakistanis?? so that I may give evidence to my potential employer that its open and he can get a work visa for me!
Visit BanSyed Shaheen | 6/28/2011 10:53:08 AM I am from Pakistan, and applied for my Mother-in-Laws visit visa through my wife, but still rejected, stating that its not yet implimented! My wife is preg and needs her mother to be her side asap.
visit banAli Raza | 6/27/2011 11:24:32 AM i read daily this type of news in arab times, but visa ban did not be lifted they are still banned, if before this news ministry did not receive papers of even a single pakistani after this type of news they are collect the papers but not yet proceed, and ask to every buddy ( aman dollaha) is refused..... i think its still banned for us.....
visit banM. Sarfraz | 6/26/2011 8:11:33 AM I dont under stand the logic that the work permits are open and visit visa still ban, while this is the season for visitors before Ramadan, after than no use. hope the Gov will think about it. If it is a security risk, the sponser can guarantee from Kafil. thank you.
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