Visa-runners stranded in Kish

October 31, 2008 at 2:04 am 2 comments

There is a donation box placed on a counter at the Rodaki Restaurant with a handwritten sign on it in Tagalog which says, “Help those without visa.” The box has only a few dirhams in it.

Nearby on a wall are notes left behind by those who were helped in their desperation.

“Fifty dirhams. Thank you for your help. Honario David,” says one note. Another just lists a mobile phone number and a plea, “I need help,” it reads.

Mohsin Iraj, a harried front-desk staffer at Farabi Hotel 1, picks up a bundle of passports, most of them belonging to Filipinos and a couple of green-coloured ones of Bangladeshis, and starts counting them. “Thirteen”, he says finally. “These people do not have any money, they cannot pay for their room. What can we do?” he asks.

At an internet cafein the hotel sits a young Filipina chatting with someone, and crying. She said the agency told her that her visa application was rejected in Dubai. She has been on the island for 33 days.

Most of them are the victims of crooked Visa and Travel agencies. May Allah protect every innocent being trapped..Aameen.

Here is the video footage taken by the local news paper “Gulf News”:

 

Source: Gulf News

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nadia  |  October 31, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Poor people, this is simply heartbreaking 😦

    I’ve heard about how travel agents, for a few hundred dirhams, trick these innocent people into going to Kish for visa change, and later just forget all about them.

    ~Poor guyz, I remember when I was about to go to Kish for the visa change and at the same day I got a Job, Alhumdulillah. May Allah protect everyone from getting into these traps..Aameen

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  • 2. Ab  |  November 1, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Hey! You stole my topic! This is my topic to post about 😛 (just kidding!)

    Unfortuantely still not much progress has been made on these cases yet, though 😦

    ~Yes, Abid still these cases are waiting for some favourable response, may Allah help them..Aameen.

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