GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Government, Legal and Humanity

 
  Share

Dubai, UAE – 09 August 2017:  Effective 07 August 2017, Muslim residents in the UAE are unable to apply for Commercial and Working Visit Visas for Saudi Arabia as consular processing is suspended during the busy Hajj season. The temporary suspension has been put in place by Saudi authorities in efforts to regulate the activity of foreign nationals in the Kingdom. 

During the annual pilgrimage season, Saudi Arabia welcomes Hajj visa applicants and suspends other visa categories to the Muslim population. As a result, Muslim residents in the UAE, regardless of nationality, with invitation letters and pre-approved Commercial or Working Visit Visa notifications from Mecca, Jeddah and Medina will be required to re-apply for visas upon the lift of the suspension. Alternatively, inviting sponsors can issue new invitation letters and pre-approval notifications processed in unaffected cities.  

The restrictions do not apply to those holding invitation letters from other cities, including Riyadh and Al-Khobar, and non-Muslim residents may continue to apply for the relevant travel and business authorizations as usual.

“With the incredible influx of pilgrims traveling to the holy city to perform Hajj rituals, KSA authorities take measures each year to ensure that Muslims across the world have a fair opportunity to take part in the holy activities. This involves limiting Muslim visitors to Hajj visas during the season and ensuring that all pilgrims have gone through the correct visa application process,” said Murtaza Khan, Partner at Fragomen UAE. 

“In respect of these control measures, UAE businesses are encouraged to limit travel to the affected cities as the Kingdom focuses its efforts on ensuring a safe and comfortable Hajj season.” 

The suspension of non-Hajj related visas is expected to be in place until the end of the pilgrimage season in September. Authorities also encourage residents in the UAE who wish to obtain Hajj visas to do so from their home countries. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7930 times
Posted on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Chamber hosts workshop on VAT compliance in UAE retail sector
Next Story : HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed honors one of the largest donors to the Faraj Fund
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Cerruti 1881 Infinite Love
Express Your Signature Style
The Memovox Adventure
Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour!
Olivia Burton Watercolour Florals
Travel Light with Beauty Essentials from Glambeaute.com
Innovative Chronofighter Superlight Carbon is replete with Graham's formidable m...
Jaeger-Lecoultre Main Sponsor of the 75th International Film Festival of La Bie...
Tissot T-Race Cycling An adrenaline-fuelled ride
Marchon Eyewear and G-III Apparel Group Sign Exclusive Global Licensing Agreemen...
Summer Love by Mouawad
DKNY Fall 2018
Tommy Hilfiger Dressed Up Collections
Etihad Airways Celebrates President Xi Jinping's Visit With a Series of Cultural...
A New Watchmaking Encounter in Pink Gold at the Venice International Film Festival
Huawei's New Range of Artificial Intelligent Smartphones Set to Change Your Self...
Canvas on Wrist – Swatch Partners Up With Riksmuseum
DS Podium Chronograph - Sporty as ever, now with PrecidriveTM
The Maison Chaumet opens an exclusive pop-up at The Dubai Mall
An Insight Into Easyshopping.ae
Go Down Memory Lane with Fashion Trends from the '90s
From skin to comprehensive aesthetic care: a 15-year journey called Kaya Skin Clinic
Introducing Salvatore Ferragamo's Men's Sun and Optical Capsule
Inspired by legends, worn by new heroes, PUMA FOOTBALL brings you the AC MILAN 2...
Enjoy an all-day breakfast at Sophie's Café
Dubai Camel Racing Club Honours Al Tayer Motors
Before we say Goodbye to Flamingoes and Pineapples, Celebrate Summer 2018 with k...
The wide-awake, doe-eyed look
GUESS Launches Fall 18 Handbags
Enjoy DSS 2018 Offers at Parah
Dubai Creek Harbour Project Celebrates 5 Million Man Hours with Zero Lost Time A...
Launch of PINAR Water - Turkey
Accessing The Internet In Dubai: All You Need To Know
Sighting Immediate Hiring of UAE Nationals, Union Coop Organizes Exclusive Recru...
Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years
Your Baby and Child Travel Essentials Covered with Five Little Ducks
Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School' collection
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to Build China's First Hyperloop System
Michelin introduces the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 in GCC region
Beat the Heat with these Summer Essentials
Danfoss celebrates the young engineers who participated in the EmiratesSkills Na...
PCFC and GDRFA helped 511 employees tie the knot over last 7 years
Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated pro...
6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC
Gulf region's automation industry on track for double digit growth
Martin on a Mission as He Claims Sixth Spot for UAE Team Emirates in Stage Five ...
One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders
Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.
Confidence in Follower Counts
Ensure clean and pure air in your home this summer