Kuwait Ministry of Interior has no intention of extending the re-entry deadline after January 31, 2023.
21 January 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
The residence affairs sector of the Ministry of Interior has no intention of extending the deadline to join a family and those who have been outside the country for more than 6 months, indicating that all campaigns under Article 22 “joining a family” for students, wives and others must happen before January 31, 2023.
The source told the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Residency Affairs, Fawaz Al-Masha’an, has ordered the automatic cancellation of the residence permit of all expatriates who have been outside the country for 6 months at the end of this month, saying their residence permits will be automatically cancelled and they will not be entitled to re-enter except with completely new procedures and approvals.
The Ministry of Interior had announced that the Nationality and Residence Affairs Sector would begin the electronic cancellation of the residency of workers, Article 17 (government sector), Article 19 (partner in the private sector), Article 22 (joining a family), Article 23 (student), and Article 24 (self sponsor), who have been outside the country for a long time (more than 6 months).