Visit visa duration is based on sponsors financial status

Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi authorized residency department directors in various governorates to assess expats’ visit visa applications and grant them one- to three-month visit visas on the condition that sponsors have high income and are fully capable of hosting the visitors, namely parents. The Sources told Kuwait Times that […]

459 people arrested in Jleeb and Fahaheel

The Interior Ministry’s general security department carried out two campaigns against makeshift markets and ‘suspicious’ apartments in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Fahaheel under the leadership of Assistant Undersecretary Maj Gen Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Sabah. The campaigns resulted in arresting 459 persons 130 without IDs 51 in violation of residency law 26 absconders 15 over liquor 10 […]

Face Recognition device to be set for MoH staff access

The Ministry of Health’s (MoH) electronics and communication control department is currently setting the technical specifications for bio metric staff access control devices to be used in various MoH facilities and coordinating with relevant bodies to purchase, install and maintain them. The new devices will use fingerprints and face-recognition and will be monitored by surveillance […]

Kuwait National Assembly approved compulsory health insurance for all visitors

The National Assembly approved in two rounds of voting a draft law requiring foreigners visiting Kuwait to obtain a health insurance policy for the duration of the visit. The law, passed by 47 MPs against four with one abstention, also forbids the interior ministry from issuing visit visas for foreigners without the health insurance policy. […]

Iqama Stickers on expats passports will stop soon

In order to develop and modernize various interior ministry departments, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a ministerial resolution cancelling the use of residency stickers on expats’ passports and including all the needed data on their civil IDs instead, said assistant undersecretary for residency affairs Maj Gen Talal Maarafi. Speaking […]

Expats students studying abroad requires now a certificate

The general directorate for residency affairs took a step to counter manipulations, instructed all its sub-departments not to issue ‘absence permits’ for expat students studying overseas unless they provide –  ‘to whom it may concern’ certificates from their universities after endorsing it from Kuwaiti embassies in the country where they study. Security sources explained that […]