Kuwait plans to slash expat population by 2023

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Kuwait plans to slash expat population by 2023

Kuwait plans to slash expat population by 2023

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) is preparing new plans to reduce the number of expatriates in the country by 2023.

According to estimates, the current population of Kuwait is 4,413,738 as per United Nations data. Expats account for about 70% of Kuwait’s population, including 1.1 million Arab expatriates and 1.4 million Asian expatriates. 

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) plans are aimed at three steps, as per the local daily Kuwait Times report.

Initially, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) will join with the Ministry of Interior to immediately deport all violators and sponsors who will be forced to pay deportation expenses along with other fees.

In the second step, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) will stop the renewal of all work permits for unneeded jobs.

The third step will be to only issue work permits for professional jobs required in the market, subject to Kuwait’s professional efficiency tests.