WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Expats with expired visa faces daily fines in Kuwait Expats in Kuwait whose residency permits expired on September 1 2020 will have to pay the usual fine of KD 2 per day to renew their visas, as the extension deadline granted until November 30 2020 is not applicable to them as per instructions from the concerned authority. Earlier, the Ministry of Interior allowed a grace extension period for visa renewals to be extended until November 30 2020. Expats with residency permit that expired from March until end of August 2020 can benefit from the November 30 deadline. If an expat’s residency permit has expired from the beginning of September, they will have to pay a two dinar fine for each day they are staying in the country illegally, unless they renew their visas at the Residence Affairs Department. Read| Kuwait: Digital Civil ID can be used as a travel document There is no valid reason for those with expired residency permit after September 1 2020 to fail to renew their visa especially as the Residence Affairs Departments began processing applications from the end of June 2020. Expats whose residency permits and visit visas expired before the end of August received an automatic extension until the end of November 2020. The daily said, quoting sources, these new instructions indicate no possibility for giving visitors and residency visa law violators a new deadline after the current deadline expires at the end of November 30. Meanwhile, expats stranded in countries on the 34 country ban list will be allowed to remain outside Kuwait for an additional period of 6 months given the circumstances, provided they hold a valid residence permit or their residence permit has been renewed online by their sponsor. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Ministry of Education announces public school schedule Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.
WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Kuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September Expatriates whose residencies expired on or after 1st September, 2020, are not eligible to get the grace extension period given till the end of November 2020. Read| Extension of residency and visits visas to be done automatically till 30th November Earlier, Kuwait government had given grace period till the end of November for those who couldn’t renew their residency from March till the end of August 2020 due to the closure of government offices as part of the corona lockdown. However, those whose visas expired starting September 1 would be fined KD 2 a day unless they apply at a residency affairs department to get extensions. According to sources, expats whose visas expired on September 1 have no excuse for not renewing them, especially since residency affairs departments had started receiving the public by the end of June. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Second COVID-19 wave may have started Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.
Major-General Anwar Al-Barjas Over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad Kuwait Ministry of Interior for Residency Affairs, Major General Anwar Al-Barjas said over 420,000 expats holding valid Kuwait residency stranded abroad. Major General Anwar Al-Barjas also said that the issuance of new entry visas of all kinds for all nationalities is stopped until further notice. The new visa will be issued only upon the instructions by the Kuwait Ministry of Health. An amendment to the residency law is currently underway and will be submitted to the concerned authorities in preparation for approval, he added. The Demographics Adjustment Committee is still in the process of preparing the final report before submitting it to the competent authorities for consideration for the approval of their proposals. Read: Around 1.5 million expats expected to leave Kuwait by 2020 end Major General also said that the residency violators, who have not left the country within the given deadline, will be punished and deported and will not be allowed to return to Kuwait. A security campaign will be launched soon immediately after the commercial flight operation become normal. Meanwhile, The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has begun registering nationals who do not possess valid travel documents and want to return to their country. The embassy said it has launched a ‘Registration Drive’ for Indian nationals in Kuwait who do not have a valid passport or valid emergency certificate. For those looking to register, the embassy has posed an online form on their official website. Read More: Indian Embassy in Kuwait begins registration for without valid documents for repatriation The Indian community is the largest foreign expatriate community in Kuwait, with around 1.45 million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait. With a population of four million, Indians make up 36 per cent of the entire population of Kuwait.
WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Three Kuwaiti men get sentenced to jail for assaulting an Iranian expat Kuwait’s Criminal Court sentenced three Kuwaiti men to three years in prison for beating an Iranian expatriate man and injuring to him, local media has reported. The court convicted the three suspects after it found that they assaulted the Iranian man and caused multiple injuries to him, as described in the medical forensic report submitted to the court. Read| Kuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests According to investigations and evidence, the three convicts assaulted the victim when he attempted to stop them from teasing and harassing his wife on the streets. The court papers say that one of the suspects first assaulted the victim and fled the scene. However, he returned shortly with the other two suspects and further assaulted the victim, who was left bleeding on the street. The incident was captured by a CCTV camera. The victim’s lawyer Zayd A Khabbaz said the trio assaulted his client with the intention of humiliating him and disregarding his dignity in front of his wife, causing emotional and physical pain, which is punishable by the Kuwaiti law. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: Increase in number of COVID-19 tests Next articleKuwait: Indian embassy begins registering nationals willing to leave the country Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.