Sources revealed the cancellation of hundreds of passports (Article 17) intended for illegal residents (Bidun), after discovering that there is no database for them, as a result of their owners obtaining them illegally.
The sources said, “The beginning was with the discovery of many passports that do not have a database because their owners extracted them through wasta or illegal means, which made officials of the General Administration of Nationality and Travel Documents review thousands of files for these passports, to find that hundreds do not meet the conditions for them. And they obtained the passport Article 17 by illegal means ».
She added, “The Nationality and Passports Sector has assigned a number of officers in the management of travel documents to review all the files of those who possess these passports, and whoever is proven to have obtained them by illegal means is placed a (block) on his name at the ports, and thus his passport becomes null and is withdrawn and prevented from traveling, He is asked to review the Nationality and Passports Department for investigation regarding how he obtained the passport.
The sources pointed out that “the conditions for granting the passport of Article 17 are specific, and include the children of Kuwaiti women and their spouses, and it is devoted to study and treatment, and only 65 counters benefit from it.” Their conditions for conditions ».