Visas for Pakistanis

My son was born in Kuwait and his passport was also issued here. But since my company was creating problems for me by not giving me back my passport, release etc., I had to go daily to the courts and ministries. Due to all this, I did not get my son’s visa stamped and sent my entire family to Pakistan on Feb 14th. Now, I want to bring my family here before the completion of six months on Aug 14. I have two daughters who have valid residence, but my son, who is now seven months old, is not being granted a visa. I went to the visa section twice, but they rejected my application. I have been working in Kuwait since Aug 1, 1997. Kindly advise what steps I should take.

Name withheld

Answer: There is nothing you can do at the moment except pray that the ban on issuance of visas is lifted soon. So far no new dependent or visit visas are being granted to Pakistanis regardless of the circumstances.

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restriction on visa's very sadWaqas Yasin Amin | 7/20/2011 11:35:41 AM facing the same problem, wife here, medical, finger prints done...went for visa stamping, the clerical staff rejected and sent back, again went for extension of visa, got for 1 week only (normally 1 month), no more visa's being issued, if this one cancelled (god forbid) then there is news of 500KD salary cap. INSHORT, kuwait wants to send pakistanis with families back to Pakistan i guess..theres nothing much we can do, says the managerial staff and all the authorities.. where to go??and what to do??
pray to GodSrivi | 7/9/2011 9:30:03 AM Even the diplomatic channels like Pak embassy of kuwait, itself, no idea, when, how can we know. ? No scope, no chance, in coming months. wait till further notice from kuwait govt on this issue.
Family visa for Pakistani nationalsNaeem | 7/7/2011 10:54:05 PM I came to know that, the ban on work visas for Pakistanis and some other nationals has been lifted. What about the lifting of ban on family residence visa. Is there any plan to lift the said visa ban on Pakistani nationals in near future ? if yes then is there any date to lift such ban is established by governmental authorities. Please answer if possible as the Pak embassy personals in Kuwait have no answer.
embassySrivi | 7/6/2011 10:28:26 AM contact pakistan embassy and pakistan foreign affairs ministry in pakistan to give pressure to kuwait govt to lift ban to intervene this matter diplomatically. we are unable to help you, which are out of our hands.
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