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25,000 stranded Bangladeshi migrants must re-apply for Saudi visa: FM – bdnews24.com

He revealed the information after a meeting with diplomats of five Gulf countries and Malaysia on Wednesday.

“The visas of the stranded workers will have to be renewed. Those who were issued visas in March but couldn’t travel will have their visas cancelled and then reissued. The number of such migrants is around 25,000,” he said. 

“The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Bangladesh only has seven employees. Everyone has to be patient as it will take time.”

The meeting came amid days of demonstrations by Saudi-based migrants outside the Saudia Airlines’ office in Dhaka for air tickets and the extension of the validity of visa and iqama, or residency permit.

Ambassadors and representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Iraq and the acting High Commissioner of Malaysia were at the meeting.

The authorities have also decided to operate 20 flights a week to the Middle-Eastern

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Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil returns to Singapore after work visa troubles in Bangladesh – bdnews24.com

Sil, a microbiologist, left Dhaka at 7.30 am Sunday by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said Jahangir Alam Pradhan, spokesman for Gonoshasthaya Kendra.

Sil needs a work permit to work in Bangladesh after he adopted the citizenship of Singapore. He has been working as the head of the microbiology department of Gono Bishwabidyalay.

After his work permit expired in July, he sought an extension, but his application ran into complications.

“He had to fly to Singapore due to a visa trouble but hoped that he could come back to Bangladesh soon,” said Jahangir.

Earlier, Sil had shared his concern over the work permit extension.

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“Gono Bishwabidyalay submitted all necessary documents needed for my work permit extension. I assume it will take some time,” he said.

“I am a Singaporean citizen. But Bangladesh is the land of my birth. I can’t imagine being denied a work permit here. It’s not that

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