UAE stops issuing visa to 13 Islamic countries including Pakistan. The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.
The document, which was sent to companies operating in the park and was seen by Reuters, cited an immigration circular that came into effect on 18 November. It said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals, who are outside the UAE, of the 13 countries, including Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen, until further notice.
The visa ban also applies to citizens of Algeria, Kenya, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey, the document says. It was not clear if there were any exceptions to the ban. However, UAE has rejected this claim and denied any visa ban for Pakistan.