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No issue of age limit for Parents visit visa

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Is the criteria age limit for parents visit visa still exit? I went today to Hawalli Jawazat to apply for my parents visit visa, they asked me to get signature from Farwaniya governorate as my dad was born in 1947. Could you please advise more on this.

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Answer: Hither to, the Ministry of Interior through the Department of Residency Affairs was not issuing visit visas for parents above 60 years of age. This restriction has since been lifted and expatriates can now obtain visit visas for their parents regardless of their age after the authorities instituted a scheme to collect medical charges for treatment of parents if the need arises. To be able to bring in parents on visit visa one should be earning a monthly salary of KD 500 and such a visa being issued will have duration of one month after entry. We are of the opinion that the request for you to get a signature from Farwaniya Governorate is just an administrative formality and not a means to reject your visa application.

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