Kuwait: No more temporary extension for 60 plus expats
The General Administration of Resivdency Affairs at the Ministry of Interior has stopped extending residency for expatriates of 60 years and above with high school certificates. These category of people must renew their residency now as per the new amendment, which is by paying an annual fee of 250 dinars and health insurance issued by a company listed on the stock exchange with a value of 503.5 dinars.
Earlier, the Residency Affairs used to give extensions of residencies, ranging between 30 and 90 days, to spare them from incurring fines for residency violations that cost them two dinars for each day.
The expatriates under this category now have two options: either renewing the work permit according to the new requirements or transfer to joining a family visa if the conditions are met.
According to latest statistics, there were 62,948 residents in this category working in the private sector.