Recommendations to impose five-year cap on expats residencies

Recommendations to impose five-year cap on expats residencies

Recommendations to impose five-year cap on expats residencies
The higher committee to balance the demographic structure, has reportedly recommended the government to impose a five-year cap on the expatriates stay in the country.

The committee recommended the ministers council to issue a decision stipulating that expatriates who arrives, after the decision takes effect will be forced to leave the country after five years, who will not be allowed to stay in the country after the completion of the five years under any circumstances.

The new measure, if approved, will be the harshest measure against expatriates, who have faced strict government measures during the past few years. MPs have repeatedly made proposals to limit the expatriates stay in the country as an important means to restructure the demographic balance in the country, which is massively tilted in favor of expatriates, who number more than three million against just 1.4 million Kuwaitis. MPs have also called for dismissing expats from government to create jobs for nationals.

Courtesy: Kuwait Times

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