Halt on visas for parents and siblings of expatriates
The parents and siblings of expatriates in Kuwait will not be allowed to enter the country on family visas, even if the expatriates are prepared to pay for the visitors’ health insurance, until the new fees are approved by the National Assembly, reports Al-Rai daily quoting security sources.
According to Arabic media, the new fees will be much higher than the old fees such that only expatriates earning high incomes will be able to afford them.
The daily also added that the Ministry of Interior last month started applying the health insurance policy for the parents and siblings of expatriates in the country upon renewal of their residencies. The number of renewed residencies this month was about 1,500. A total of 13,000 residents are subject to the decision of the new health insurance policy.