Sunday, 18 August 2013

UAE Visa status for Bangladeshi workers

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Immigration departments in the UAE have put a suspension on issuing work visas to Bangladeshi nationals. The move is a part to reduce the crime rate and illegal immigrants in the country. As per a report from Dubai police crime rate is decreasing with new safety measures taken by them in coordination with immigration department.

Most of the Bangladeshi citizens comes to UAE with a valid visa and later become a part of illegal immigrants. UAE immigration is controlling the issues of visas to reduce the threat faced by the illegal residents.

The Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) said that the UAE visas for bangladeshi workers is currently stopped. Old visas will get renewed for those who have new electronic readable passports with biometric information.

There has been no confirmation of any ban or change in policy on visas by the Ministry of Labour. The block may be removed on a future date.

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