Friday, September 30, 2022

Netherlands resumes visa service in Pakistan after brief halt

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ISLAMABAD: The Netherlands on Monday resumed visa and passport services in Pakistan following a brief suspension.

On Friday the Dutch government said in a statement that its embassy in Pakistan, which is in a tightly guarded “diplomatic enclave”, had temporarily halted issuing visas “due to circumstances beyond our control”.

On Monday evening, the embassy updated the statement: “The Netherlands embassy in Pakistan has resumed all consular/visa related services.”

The Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan Ardi Stoios-Braken tweeted: “Update: The Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan has resumed all consular/visa services. VFS/Gerry’s in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad can immediately start giving appointments to accept visa applications.”

Earlier, she had said in a Twitter statement: “The Embassy of the in is open. The issuance of visa has been halted temporarily. Last week, the embassy was temporarily closed for 2 days bcs of construction work.”

 

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