THE ONLY WAY a U.A.E. citizen can get a cricket visa is to ship their passport to London… but none of the courier companies will accept passports.
What to do?
From Gulf News.com…
Ticketholders have a headache
By K.R. Nayar, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Cricket fans in the UAE, who have received World Cup tickets, have an unique problem – they are unable to get the caricom visa.
Courier companies in the UAE are refusing to take passports for stamping of visas. “I received my ticket but cannot get the caricom visa as courier companies here are not accepting passports,” said Ramesh, a worried ticket holder.
Those wanting the caricom visa have no option but to send their passports by courier for stamping to New Delhi or London.
“I approached a courier company and they told me to get a clearance from the Indian embassy. When I approached the Indian embassy, the official there showed me the instructions on my passport which states that passports should not be sent out of any country by post,” said Ramesh.
“Fans worldwide can go on line http://www.cricketworldcup.com and they even have the advantage of choosing which section of the stadium they want to sit in, provided seating is available in that area,” said Stephen Price, the Cricket World Cup Commercial Director…
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