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Renewal of residence permits for expatriates from countries that prevented Kuwait from traveling automatically

New decisions regarding immigrants from the countries that Kuwait suspended travel to and from

In this context, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior issued a new decision today obligating to renew the residence of foreign workers from 16 countries, including Egypt, and to obtain work permits while they are outside the country, exceptionally because of the precautionary measures taken by the Kuwaiti government to confront the emerging corona virus (Covid 19).

In an urgent statement to him, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Residence Affairs Major General Talal Marafi announced in a press statement today, Monday, that the decision was taken based on the directives of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, and given the exceptional circumstances that Kuwait and neighboring countries are experiencing from the spread Corona virus emerging (Covid 19), and interaction with the humanitarian and exceptional cases of residents stranded in their countries that decided to stop flying with them.

For his part, Ma`arafi demanded that all Kuwaiti business owners and companies need to go to the Public Authority for Manpower to extract the work permit, and then review the Department of Residence Affairs to which it has the address of the facility to end the procedures for renewing residency for their workers in the private sector (Article 18) in the event of their presence Outside Kuwait, provided that the passport is valid and in accordance with the rules and conditions in effect in this regard.

Reasons for the decision to automatically renew the nation for expatriates, extend the visit and work permission

On the other hand, my knowledge announced, saying that out of keenness to include the expatriate family and provide stability, it has been decided to renew the residence for those joining the family who are outside Kuwait, provided that the passport is valid and in accordance with the rules and conditions in effect in this regard, pointing out that in the case of The head of the family outside Kuwait, and his wife and children inside it, will be granted temporary residence according to the prescribed conditions and conditions.

The decision to extend the visit visas for a period of two months to support the arrivals in Kuwait, after the recent decisions

The Kuwaiti authorities also decided to extend all visitor visas for a period of two months, and to extend the absence permit for a period of 3 months, renewable according to the current circumstances, pointing out that the decisions apply to residents who do not have security restrictions, and from the countries of Egypt, India, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. , The Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Thailand, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Singapore, according to the newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabah.