Expatriates with valid residency visas, who are stranded outside Kuwait due to halt to all flights to and from Kuwait airport have been granted a reprieve with the validity of their residency visas being extended to 12 months instead of 6 months, reported Al Rai daily.
Aside from extending 3 months for all types of visit visas, also applicable are domestic workers and those who entered the country on a work visa and were unable to complete residency procedures.
This comes under the difficult conditions faced due to coronavirus crisis. The new decisions issued by the Ministry of Interior acknowledges the difficulties faced by expatriates residing in the country and abroad, and is granting those in violation of the residency laws a temporary residence that is valid for three months, starting from 31 May, 2020, with a maximum duration till 31/8/2020.
The daily revealed that the three-month extension is done automatically online and
includes expats who are in Kuwait only from the holders of residencies (all kinds) and those who entered the country according to entry or types of visit visas (of all kinds) and the validity period of their visa has expired. They don’t have to log in as a sponsor or business owner into the Ministry of Interior website as the residency visa will be automatically renewed for 3 months