No ban on visit visa for low-income labourers : Ministry of Interior

A top Ministry of Interior official has denied press reports on a ban of tourist visa for unskilled jobs.

Major General Nasser Al Awadi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalisation and Residency, and Ports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, said departments of naturalisation and residency across the country were processing visit visa transactions for would-be applicants consistent with standard procedures.

He lashed out at some media outlets which published this untrue news that drawn from unofficial and unreliable sources.

He explained that any new procedures would be announced to the public beforehand and be posted on the Ministry's website or released to the media by the Security Information Department.


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