Residency Affairs
Residency Affairs

The residency affairs departments issued an important statement regarding expatriate residents and impose new fines as the law is applied to any expatriate whose residency expired on the first of this month and has not renewed it, pointing out that expatriates whose residency has expired by the first of September do not apply to them the deadline issued by a ministerial decision to exempt Until the end of November 2020.


The source stated that the rest of the violators, that is, those whose residency or visit expired since March until the end of last August, will be exempted from the prescribed violation, as for those whose residency has expired starting from the beginning of September, they will be subjected to fines of two dinars for each day, unless they submit to one of the departments Residence affairs and obtains an approved extension.

The source stated that the justifications for the oral circular, which entered into actual implementation, came as there were no justifications for people whose residency permits expired on September 1 and did not apply for renewal, especially since the residency affairs departments began receiving auditors from the end of last June.

The source emphasized that the rest of the residencies and visits to those who ended before the end of August and before them are automatically extended until the end of November without any fines. As for those whose residency expires at the beginning of September, daily fines will be imposed on them, calling on all residents to amend their legal status.

The source emphasized that these new instructions indicate that there is no intention to grant visitors and violators a new deadline after the deadline expires at the end of next November.

The source emphasized the continuation of automatically granting absence permission to those outside Kuwait, provided that they possess a valid residency, whether issued online or in presence by the sponsor.