Kuwait grants 3-month extension to residency and visit visas

Kuwait grants 3-month extension to residency and visit visas

Kuwait grants 3-month extension to residency and visit visas

Due to exceptional cases of stranded expats the Ministry of Interior will extend residence and visit visa for a period of 3 months starting from September 1st. There will be no need for expatriates to review the residency departments, as their visas will be automatically renewed for everyone.

The ministry has expanded the online services available to encourage social distancing and curtail the spread of COVID-19. Foreign residents in Kuwait can now transfer their visas from one passport to another, modify their names in English, and renew family and sponsor residencies online.

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The General Administration for Residency Affairs has submitted to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh a letter (proposing) to renew all visits and residency for those who are inside Kuwait for a period of 3 months without paying any fines, it is likely that Al-Saleh will accept the letter and make amendments in accordance of public interest.

This decision is considering the exceptional cases of stranded residents and avoiding crowding of visitors at the residency affairs departments after the ministries and state institutions re-open.

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