Kuwait relaxes visa restrictions for some countries

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Citizens of Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be allowed to apply for visit and family visas to Kuwait, it was reported.

The Gulf state will allow citizens working as government employees to apply for visas while male and female children will only be granted permission to stay in the country if they are below the ages of 15 and 18 years old, respectively, Arab Times reported, citing Arabic daily Al Jaridah.

“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,” an unnamed source told the newspaper.

Kuwait banned nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan from entering the country in 2011 amid fears political unrest in those nations could pose a risk to the Gulf state’s security.

The blacklist included trade, tourism and visit visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses.

Local reports on Saturday said Kuwait is considering lifting restrictions on visas for Pakistani workers following a meeting between the country’s ambassador and Pakistan’s prime minister.

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Posted by: Mohammad Ismail

Thanks for above restrictions removal news. yet again i have some concerns. I am Pakistan and working here in UAE as an inventory & Asset manager. I want to visit Kuwait for business purpose. Do I need to apply for visa or its on arrival. Please help me for the current requirements in order to avoid in convenience latter.

I?ll appreciate your urgent come back.

Posted by: Shakir Ali

Thanks for relaxation of Kuwait visa it will give a chance for job for hunderds of Pakistanies.
Thanks again.

Posted by: Khalid

I would like to thanks all of supporter,I am very happy to heard about this good news, May God bless and protect all of you.... Ameen, Really thankfull to All You

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