Rabat - The French Consulate in Rabat refused a Moroccan man a travel visa to accompany his sister as she seeks treatment in the European country and renews her documents, according to a new report by Hespress.
Rabat – The French Consulate in Rabat refused a Moroccan man a travel visa to accompany his sister as she seeks treatment in the European country and renews her documents, according to a new report by Hespress.
The consulate argues that the man, Bilal Lhussain, submitted an “incomplete” visa application, causing the French institution to reject the request.
The 60-year-old women needing accompaniment suffers from several medical and physical disorders, her medical file states.
Letters from her doctors in Morocco and France say she should not travel on her own. Her family added that the elderly woman “no longer has the ability to move or communicate verbally.”
The woman’s family members have asked the French Consulate to review their decision to refuse a travel visa to her brother and the enable the woman to continue her treatments and renew her residency papers.
“France, through this denial, is denying my sister medical treatment and an opportunity to renew her documents,” he said.
Lhussain told Hespress he had sent in all of the required documents for the visa application, but the consulate insists that, “the information that he presented to allow him to go to France was not acceptable.”
The Moroccan Organization for Human Rights and the French group SERVIR have both intervened in the matter on behalf of Lhussain, Hespress reports.
“The efforts have not led to any results and the French consulate is unresponsive,” the brother said, calling on King Mohammed VI to urge the authorities to allow Lhussain to travel with his sister.