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Updated January 2023

The UAE has long since lifted its COVID-induced visa ban on Pakistan. However, recently, the country has been in news again for refusing work visas to Pakistanis from a select few cities.

Are the rumours true? Has UAE stopped issuing work visas to Pakistan? Keep reading to find out.

Pakistan work visa ban

Recently, news had started to circulate on social media that the UAE has stopped issuing work visas to Pakistani passport holders coming from the cities of Dera Ghazi Khan, Kasur, Kohat, Quetta, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura and Sukkur.

However, the spokesperson of the Pakistan Foreign Office has shut down the rumours, confirming that no such work visa ban is in place. Consulate General of the UAE Karachi Bakheet Ateeq Al Remeithi has also denied such reports, calling them “fake news”.

For more details about UAE visas, you can check out our article on the new UAE visa rules in 2022 below:

New UAE Visa Rules 2023: Everything You Need to Know About UAE’s New Entry Visas and Residence Permits

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