Kuwait to deport expats with expired residency permits
The Joint Ministerial Committee that has been tasked with following up on the situation in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, will soon crackdown on expats with expired residency permits.
The committee will also take action against those working without a commercial license and shut down unregulated food markets, local media reported.
The committee, which works in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, Kuwait’s Municipality and the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), was set up in December 2019 to ensure that no violations are taking place in the neighbourhood. The main focus will be on eradicating unregulated food markets, apprehending visa violators and eliminating unlicensed commercial businesses from state property.
The setting up of illegal markets has been going on for years, especially in areas that are predominantly populated by labourers.
In the past year and a half, the grace period has been extended due to several factors, ranging from halting of bureaucratic transactions as offices remained closed to the disruption of flights due to lockdown measures around the world.