Yemen Visas

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

Recently i found out that the duration of visas issued may vary. Usually it is a 30 day validity but somewhere i read that some passport holders get a longer time and one brother that recently went to Sana’a having a Uk passport got a 3 month visa.

One more thing i would like to point out is, some people want to marry a citizen of a particular country to get a residence or nationality through them. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, please do not do that if you do not have the pure intention and just want to benefit for the visa. Marriage is not a joke, how would you like yourself being used for a purpose and then simply let gone.

Narrated by Umar bin Al-Khattab (may allah be pleased with him) saying: On the pulpit i heard Allah’s Apostle (the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) saying: But the deeds depend upon intentions, and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. That who emigrated for worldly benefits or for a women to marry, then his emigration was for what he emigrated for.

The Sunnah indicates that it is prescribed to get married, and that it is one of the Sunnahs of the Messengers. By getting married a person can, with the help of Allaah, overcome many of the traps of evil, for marriage helps him to lower his gaze and guard his chastity, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in the hadeeth, “O young men, whoever among you can afford it, let him get married, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and guarding chastity…” Agreed upon.

Al-Haakim narrated in al-Mustadrak from Anas, in a marfoo’ report: “Whomever Allaah blesses with a righteous wife, He has helped him with half of his religion, so let him fear Allaah with regard to the other half.”

Al-Bayhaqi narrated in Shu’ab al-Eemaan from al-Raqaashi: “When a person gets married he has completed half of his religion, so let him fear Allaah with regard to the other half.” Al-Albaani said of these two hadeeths in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb (1916): “(They are) hasan li ghayrihi.”


One of the brothers who visited me in the west, told me that he had been living in Yemen and is married there with kids and every year he had no problem in renewing his iqama/visa, however one year he went and was told that it cannot be renewed anymore. Upon asking the authorities if this was somethig new he was informed that no but it is one of the rules that is being inforced now. He was either given or shown a paper which mentioned the categories that could get a visa or renewal but he did not fall in any except for one of the categories he tried showing them the land he owned but they still refused. The brother is back in the west while his family is still awaiting to come over due to the immigration process. Everyone’s circumstances is different and some may not have faced this problem.

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