Kuwait Lifts Family and Business Visa on Pakistani National After 10 Years

After a decade-long suspension, Kuwait on Sunday announced an “immediate” resumption of different visas including in family and business categories for Pakistani citizens.

Kuwait had banned work visas for Pakistan in 2011 and despite attempts by previous governments the restrictions could not be lifted. In March 2017, the then government had also announced the lifting of the ban by Kuwait during the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the oil-rich country. However, the decision was never implemented.

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Issues of mutual interest, including Pakistan-Kuwait bilateral relations, came under discussion during the meeting. The interior minister raised the visa issue with the Kuwaiti prime minister, suspended for Pakistani citizens since 2011.

Now there will be no restrictions on technical visas in medical and oil fields and Pakistanis living in Gulf countries will now be able to come to Kuwait with an online visa, according to the statement.

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