Visa charges for visitors to be increased

Fees for family visas, as well as for tourist and commercial visit visa are set to be increased once the National Assembly provides its approval for a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Interior.

Directorate-General of Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has reportedly submitted this proposal to bring these fees in line with those charged by neighboring Gulf countries will be hiked to bring it in line with those imposed in neighboring gulf countries.

The decision to hike the fees will be implemented only after it wins approval from parliament and is published in the official gazette. The fee increases for the various visa types will be applicable to citizens of all countries and the amount will be  determined by the National Assembly, as the hike will have to take into consideration political and economic conditions.