UAE Has Temporarily Suspended Travel Visas for Pakistanis: TAAP [Updated]

It seems that there’s no good news in store for Pakistani travelers who were intending to go to UAE for the New Year’s festivities.

Yesterday, Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) informed Pakistani travelers that UAE has forbid association agents from sending any visit visa applications, effectively banning Pakistanis from visiting the country for New Year’s eve.

TAAP further claimed that UAE has also rejected previous applications for visit visa without giving any solid reasons.

Chairman TAAP Naeem Sharif says UAE visa authorities didn’t comment about why this step has been taken.

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UAE Embassy in Pakistan is yet to comment on the matter officially.

Furthermore, Mr. Nadeem Sharif, Vice Chairman of TAAP says that the ban will be revoked from the start of New Year.

“The applications were rejected and directions have been given to travel agents not to apply until further notice,” the association chairman added.

He told the media that this particular arrangement was for Pakistanis only as around 300,000 Pakistanis are already in UAE on visit visa.

He is of the hope that the ban is only temporary and that it will be lifted after the New Year.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has resumed issuing tourist visas for Pakistani nationals, according to the Travel Agent Association Chairman Naeem Sharif.

Speaking about the matter, Naeem said that the visas were not being issued to Pakistanis due to a technical glitch.

  • UAE walo se koi achi umeed rkhna hi fazool hei in ko har kuch arse bad pakistanyo se koi na koi tkleef zaroor hoti hei

  • This news is unverified. There is no such notice issued from UAE DNRD. Rejection of visas should not be taken as suspension of visas.

  • To Jin Becharon ne visa fee d hoi hy wo bhar men gai means unki govt ki jaib men gai, bhikari komon k sath aisa he hota hy.

    • bhai UAE ki visa fee after visa charge hoti hai… dont worry if you dont get ur visa ur full fee will be refunded…

      • bhai i am saying if your visa is already processed and now this rule came and your visa is rejected and they are not telling any reason why they have rejected than who will refund our money because they are not ready to listen anything.

        • kisi b travel agent k pass chalay jao bhai.. koi hard and fast rule nai hai… by the way i never saw someone visa got rejected from UAE

          • Aap ki Itilaa k liyeh Main Woh shakhs hoon jis ka abhe haal hee main VISA reject hoa hai 90 Visit ka…. or pori Fee bhe gai….. or Yeh har Travel agent ne kaha hai k Fee jaey gi Aap ki! or Main ne risk liyeh or gai Fee pori janab!
            Yeh li g yeh Mera Visa rejection documnet

        • kisi b travel agent k pass chalay jao bhai.. koi hard and fast rule nai hai… by the way i never saw someone visa got rejected from UAE…

  • haha UAE walo ko pata hai Pakistanio nay yahan a k rush hi barhana hai koi kharcha varcha krna hai hai, goray aen gay wo kam se kam pasa to lagaen gay na… :p

  • Nawaz Sharif ny isi lie tu Iqama banwaya tha ta k ager visas band b hon tu b jaya ja sky dubai, Court iss baat ko kiun nhi samajti.

  • The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of Dubai has denied these rumours.

    Speaking to Khaleej Times, the GDRFA said “visitors from Pakistan are welcome to enter Dubai after obtaining a visa”.

    “The situation is normal,” the official said.

    Visitors have been advised not to fall for rumours and always verify news with official UAE/Dubai government agencies.

  • Even the update is fabricated. Nothing of this sort ever happened. Naeem and Nadeem Sharif spread the news due to their own agenda to Malign UAE and Pakistan Relationship

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