The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has added two more Pakistani cities to its blacklist, meaning that citizens of those cities will no longer be granted visit visas to the UAE. This brings the total number of Pakistani cities on the blacklist to 24.
According to reports, the travel agent mafia is the root of the problem. Initially, the UAE’s immigration authorities added 12 Pakistani cities to the list of visa-required cities, then the list was expanded to 22 cities, and now two more have been added.
The province-by-province list of all 24 cities is provided below.
According to the details, the UAE imposed restrictions on the residents of these cities as a result of the agents’ false statements that they were being sent on a visit visa when, in fact, they were being sent on a work visa.
It is worth noting that the UAE deported approximately 80 Pakistanis in August for a variety of reasons, including possession of fake return tickets.
The authorities in the United Arab Emirates have prohibited the issuance of visit visas to some Pakistani cities.
Although the ban has not been officially announced, people with a ‘place of birth’ in one of the banned cities will be denied visit visas to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
The ban does not necessarily mean that all visa applications will be denied; however, the chances of granting visas to residents of these cities are slim.
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