1,000s of residence permits for expatriates expiring every day



About 1,000s of residence permits for expatriates are being expired every day as they are outside the country, and their sponsors failed to renew their residency online.From the beginning of "Corona" virus crisis, the Ministry of Interior has allowed the facility to renew the residency online even if the expatriate is outside the country. A large number of companies are using this facility and renewing the residency of their workers’ stranded outside Kuwait due to the airport’s closure. However, another section of sponsors has not completed the renewal of their workers. This includes sponsors who have not renewed their families. Those people cannot enter the country without getting a new visa.

Meanwhile, the authorities confirmed that expatriates whose residencies are valid, but they are outside the country for more than six months can return to the country as the time limit for them to come back to the country has been extended until End of the current year.-IIK