Kuwait lift visa ban on Pakistani residents

Kuwait lift visa ban on Pakistani residents

The government of Kuwait has announced that it is to life a ban on visas for residents of Pakistan.  The ban has been in place for the past six years and has caused difficulties for the two countries in terms of investment, trade and immigration.  At a meeting between the two prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Mubarak […]

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India has gone one step further to liberalising travel between India and Afghanistan in a bid to ‘boost people-to-people ties”.  Visa policy has been eased to make it easier for Afghans to visit India. The length of a tourist visa has been extended to a year with a continuous stay allowance increased from 30 days […]

Kuwait introduce Country Wide Visa Bans

Kuwait introduce Country Wide Visa Bans

The State of Kuwait has issued a similar ban to that of Donald Trump’s ban of immigrants from a list of seven countries which are mostly Muslim by placing a similar ban on citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Kuwait has stated that tight entry restrictions for these citizens will mean that they will […]

Britian to relax visas for Middle East citizens

Britian to relax visas for Middle East citizens

Recently becoming the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council Theresa May has been discussion with Gulf states in an attempt to secure trade deals with the Gulf states post Brexit. Despite concerns in the United Kingdom over human rights abuses in many of the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia the British government […]

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

India and Qatar seek greater co-operation

Recent bilateral meetings held between two leaders – the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Delhi have resulted in four deals between the two countries. These include cyberspace, investments and crucially visa arrangements between the two countries. The new regulations announced allow holders […]

Oman announce 50% increase in expat visa fees

  The Ministry of Manpower, part of the government of Oman, have announced that the fees for work visas for expats in the country will be increased by a massive 50%.  The Ministry have said that the visa fees for private sector workers would increase from around $522 to $782.  It has also been reported […]