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US extends visa validity for citizens form this country in major relief

03:56 PM | 4 Mar, 2024
US extends visa validity for citizens form this country in major relief

BISHKEK -  In a move aimed at bolstering bilateral ties and easing travel for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, the United States has announced a significant extension in the validity period of tourist and business visas.

The U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan confirmed the development and under the fresh announcement, the US now grants Kyrgyz citizens a ten-year validity period for new tourist and business visas, up from the previous five years.

Additionally, the U.S. Embassy announced the abolition of the $20 reciprocal fee for B1, B2, and B1/B2 visa applications for passport holders of the Kyrgyz Republic. These changes come as part of an effort to enhance travel opportunities and promote stronger connections between the American and Kyrgyz people.

The U.S. government emphasized the importance of facilitating smoother travel processes, underlining the anticipated benefits for numerous Kyrgyz travelers. With the extension of the visa validity period and the removal of the reciprocal fee, individuals from the Kyrgyz Republic can expect easier access to tourist and business visas for the United States.

Effective March 4, 2024, the new ten-year validity period applies to B1, B2, and B1/B2 visas. However, it's important to note that this change is not applicable for visas issued before this date. Furthermore, the alterations in validity and reciprocity are specific to the aforementioned visa categories.

Nestled in the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan beckons with its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. With a population of approximately 6.5 million, this landlocked country boasts a diverse tapestry of ethnicities and traditions.

Each year, Kyrgyzstan attracts a growing number of tourists eager to explore its pristine natural beauty, from towering mountains to crystal-clear lakes. Must-visit destinations include the enchanting Issyk-Kul Lake, the historic city of Osh with its bustling bazaars, and the breathtaking Ala Archa National Park. Whether trekking through rugged terrain or immersing in nomadic culture, Kyrgyzstan offers an unforgettable adventure for travelers seeking authenticity and serenity.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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