UAE suspends new visas for Bangladeshis - report

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The Gulf state is a major importer of blue collar workers from Bangladesh, who are a major source of remittances back to the country.

The Gulf state is a major importer of blue collar workers from Bangladesh, who are a major source of remittances back to the country.

Immigration authorities in the UAE have ceased issuing work visas to Bangladeshi citizens, the head of the south Asian nation’s recruitment association was quoted as saying.

The Gulf state is a major importer of blue collar workers from Bangladesh, who are also a major source of remittances back to the country.

“Since last week we haven’t had any working visas issued from the UAE,” Shahjalal Majumdar, president of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA), was quoted as saying by AFP.

There has been no confirmation of any change in visa policy by the UAE and the Embassy to Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi did not immediately respond to Arabian Business's emailed request for clarification.

Bangladeshi nationals working overseas sent home US$12.85bn in the fiscal year ending June 2012, or 12 percent of the country’s GDP, according to official data.

There is an estimated 700,000 or so Bangladeshis living and working in the UAE.

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Posted by: mohammad

please open visa for Bangladesh people because we want come in UAE for our family .please open visa as Muslim country

Posted by: yasmin

please open the visa so that we can stay in UAE
please please please we will be honoured if it is resolved soon

Posted by: Mohammed Nazrul Hasan

I am a Bangladeshi and I'm working in Dubai last 11 years ?? Bangladeshi people are very honest and hard worker.Please,,, my request to U.A.E government to open the visa.Please,, help us. low cost worker. Bangladeshi govt. should discuss with U.A.E ministry to resolve some outstanding issues as soon as possible.

If U.A.E government open the visa for us.we will be very very happy . again & again Please help us.


Thanks

Posted by: BELAL HOSSAIN

I am a Bangladeshi. Bangladesh is a Muslim country of the world. Bangladeshi people are very honest and hard worker. So please my request to U.A.E government to open the visa as a Muslim country. Please help us. low cost workforce. Govt. should discuss with U.A.E ministry to resolve some outstanding issues as soon as possible. Thanks

Posted by: Moshiur Rahman

I am a Bangladeshi. I put held on the trouble because i have been worked almost 5 years in U.A.E unfortunately my company contract have been closed by the client. So i want to transfer other company that company also wants to pickup me from here. But I couldn't moving anywhere. So please my request to U.A.E government to open the visa as a Muslim country. We are expecting to U.A.E Government as a Bangladeshi Muslim. Please help us. I love U.A.E I want to stay long time here. Thanks.

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