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The Ministry of Interior’s Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah said yesterday that expatriates will only be allowed to issue dependency visas for their wives and children from henceforth. “Expatriates’ dependency visas for parents will be stopped.

Dependency visas will be restricted to wife and children,” he said. Meanwhile, a new mechanism for family visit visas has been announced.

From now on, the duration of a visit visa issued for a wife or child will be limited to three months only, while visit visas for relatives will be restricted for one month, Jarrah announced yesterday.

Also, a visitor must now enter Kuwait within a month after the issuance of the visit visa - or it will be canceled. Before now, a visit visa would be valid after three months of issuance.

In another development, Jarrah announced that expatriates will no longer be required to leave the country if an absconding case was filed against them, saying that the General Investigations Department will be assigned to examine his appeal and decide whether to allow him to stay in Kuwait.

Jarrah added that Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah is likely to review a study on increasing expats’ fees to the parliament during the next parliamentary term.


Source - Kuwait Times

07 Jul, 2015 0 1602
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