Kuwait: Expats with expired visas face daily fine

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Expats in Kuwait whose residency permits expired on September 1 2020 will have to pay the usual fine of KD 2 per day to renew their visas, as the extension deadline granted until November 30 2020 is not applicable to them as per instructions from the concerned authority.

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior allowed a grace extension period for visa renewals to be extended until November 30 2020.

The daily said, quoting sources, expats with residency permit that expired from March until end of August 2020 can benefit from the November 30 deadline.

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If an expat’s residency permit has expired from the beginning of September, they will have to pay a two dinar fine for each day they are staying in the country illegally, unless they renew their visas at the Residence Affairs Department.

There is no valid reason for those with expired residency permit after September 1 2020 to fail to renew their visa especially as the Residence Affairs Departments began processing applications from the end of June 2020.

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