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13 July 2024


Bangladesh welcomes Oman decision on visa restrictions withdrawal from most categories

Mazharul Islam Mitchel

Published: 22:09, 12 June 2024

Update: 22:10, 12 June 2024

Bangladesh welcomes Oman decision on visa restrictions withdrawal from most categories


Oman announced withdrawal of temporary visa restrictions for Bangladeshi nationals in the categories of all official visa, family visa, engineers, doctors, nurses, teacher, accountants, investors, high- income tourists and visitors visa for Bangladeshi nationals living in the GCC countries.

The West Asia Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka on Wednesday informed this in its press release.

The release said- Referring to the decision of the government of the Sultanate of Oman, the Embassy of Oman in Dhaka, in its self- explanatory Note states that the concerned authority has withdrawn the temporary visa restrictions imposed on Bangladeshi nationals. And the exempted visa categories include all official visa, family visa, engineers, doctors, nurses, teacher, accountants, investors, high- income tourists and visitors visa for Bangladeshi nationals living in the GCC countries.

The Note also states that from now on, the local Embassy will receive and process all applications and related documents  in these categories in coordination with the Royal Omani Police authority. The Embassy Note further assures that both concerned authorities in Oman and Bangladesh are working towards lifting the ban on 'work visa' which is in progress.

The Omani Royal Police in a bid to review their overall migration policy  in October 2023 imposed a temporary ban on all categories of visa except for official purposes from Bangladesh.

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