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.

UAE Embassy Denies 90-Days Visa Ban for Pakistanis

No Confirmation from the UAE Embassy

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.

  • SA

    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

    We Are Islamic Country (So Sari Pabandi Pakistan Pe He Q)

    • Salahudeen Redwan

      Hamary Leaders wahan k Iqama holders hain tu hamain kia respect ho gi,

    • Muhammad Kamran

      Yar ye Islam beech mi q ly athy hai? Ap k country mi konsy Muslims hai, jo Islam ki aqasi kar rhy hai.

      • ISLAM Beech Main Nahi Laya :)
        Magar : INDIA Pakistan Ki Tarha Releation to Hai Nahi UAE K Sath
        Phir Q PakistaniO Pe ZULM :)

        • Muhammad Kamran

          Dost Fake news hai. Khaleej times pi check kar lo

          • Yeah It’s Fake & Mentioned GEO,NEWS Name :
            & ProPk didn’t mentioned CopyPaste Link :

        • Muhammad Kamran

          bhai India k relations bht hai. yaha major business indians ka hai. company higher management indians hai. Pakistanis, bangli, Philippines comes in 4th level.

  • Tech Boy

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

  • Arslan Nazeer

    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.

    • Armaghan

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

      • Arslan Nazeer

        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.

      • Shahab Uddin

        kis ne kaha Bhai???

        • Armaghan

          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

          • Shahab Uddin

            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

      • Shahab Uddin

        Pori Fee jati hai! in adv or refund nahi hoti

        • Armaghan

          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…

  • Bil

    I got my Visa yesterday

  • Armaghan

    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

  • Salahudeen Redwan

    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.

  • Umair Zia

    new year parties already 300k paki in dubaii on visit :P

  • Muhammad Kamran

    Fake news hai. Pehly Khaleej times pi check kar lo. Geo walo ka karnama hai

    • ProPk At Lest Itna He Kehte hai As Per GEO :
      Ab Yaha ProPk Staff Bhi Verification Nahi Karti :)

  • Noman Siddiqui

    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.

  • Tech Boy

    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