May 04 2021

Immigration Processing Delays Expected During Eid-al-Fitr

Algeria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal , Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Republic of the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia , Turkey, United Arab Emirates

At a Glance

Foreign nationals and their employers can expect immigration processing delays in mid-May in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and parts of Asia during the observance Eid-al-Fitr, in addition to the delays already caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation

Foreign nationals and their employers can expect immigration processing delays over the coming weeks in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and parts of Asia during observance of Eid-al-Fitr.

A closer look

Below is a non-exhaustive list of operating hours and office closures for Eid-al-Fitr.

COUNTRY CLOSURE 
Algeria May 13-14
Azerbaijan May 13-14
Bahrain May 13-15
Egypt May 12-15
India May 13
Iraq May 12-22
Iraqi Kurdistan May 13-15
Jordan May 11-15
Kuwait May 12-16
Lebanon May 13-16
Malaysia May 13
Morocco May 12-16
Nepal May 14
Oman May 12-15
Pakistan* May 8-16
Philippines May 13-14
Qatar May 9-18
Saudi Arabia May 9-17
Singapore May 13
Turkey May 12 (half day); closed May 13-14
Tunisia May 12-16
United Arab Emirates May 11-15

 

*Expected dates for government closures; official dates have not yet been announced. Once they are announced, we will update this alert here.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen.