Kuwait City, 28th May 2022:
Kuwait passes proposal to extend residency period to 5 years
#Kuwait committee passes proposal to extend residency period for #expats to 5 years
Committee proposal referred to national assembly for approval
However, expats who have their residency renewal application rejected must leave the country.
MP Saadoun Hammad, Chairman of the committee, confirmed that the members have approved the proposal, which will now be referred to the parliament for voting.
The proposal has also extended the maximum residency period for foreign investors to 15 years. Meanwhile, the maximum residency period for children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, as well as owners of real estate properties, will be 10 years.
Under the same proposal, the maximum family visit visa period will be increased from three months to one year. The daily fine for staying in the country if the residency permit expired has increased from KD2 to KD4.
Furthermore, sponsors or employers will have to bear the cost of deportation of their expat workers.
The proposal also authorises the minister of interior to deport expats as he deems appropriate to maintain national security, and for moral reasons.