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Kuwait likely to introduce family visas: Here's the eligibility criteria

07:22 PM | 11 Dec, 2023
Kuwait likely to introduce family visas: Here's the eligibility criteria

KUWAIT CITY - The government of Kuwait is exploring the option to introduce family or dependent visas for individuals to bring in their families.

The country's Ministry of Interior is finalizing the details for the ‘Article 22 visas’ starting in early 2024 and the facility would be limited to specific categories of expatriates, including doctors, university and applied education professors and counselors.

Different factors would dictate the criteria for eligibility and a committee would brainstorm ideas in this regard, Gulf News reported.

Earlier in August, the government allowed medical staff in the Health Ministry to obtain family visas under specific conditions, sparking hopes for the same facility for different professionals and individuals. 

At that time, Sheikh Talal, the first Deputy Prime Minister had approved Health Ministry's request to allow the immediate family members of expatriate medical staff to enter the country.
 
There has been a general relaxation when it comes to visa regimes across the world and Kuwait's plans seem to be aligned with the same trend.

In another development, the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries have agreed to introduce the unified visa on the same pattern as the Schengen visa to facilitate tourism between the countries.

The modalities in this regard are yet to be finalized but it is highly likely that the unified visa would be launched next year in a major relief for the globetrotters of the region.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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