RAK authorities suspend new visa rule

RAS AL KHAIMAH - The Ras Al Khaimah Civil Aviation authority has decided to suspend a recent decision relating to entry of Indian and Egyptian nationals.

By Williams George

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Published: Thu 27 Feb 2003, 2:33 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:26 PM

The aviation authority last week had introduced the rule requiring Indian and Egyptian nationals who had received employment, visit or transit visas from Ras Al Khaimah Naturalisation and Residency Department to enter the country only through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

It was decided earlier by the civil aviation authorities that the holders of visas would be given copies, while the original visas would be sent to the airport.

In the event of holders of such visas deciding to enter through another airport, they would have to pay a charge for the release of original visas.

Mohammed Al Khader, Manager of Airport Operations, said that some difficulties had arisen in the implementation of the new rule.
The decision would be subjected to further study and discussions and its enforcement was being temporarily suspended, he said.
Indian expatriates in the emirate had been disappointed over the move by Ras Al Khaimah immigration authorities because only one Indian Airlines flight is operating between Calicut and Ras Al Khaimah airport, which is almost always full.

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