The Director General of Residency Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al-Hajeri has authorized residency affairs departments in all six (6) governorates to issue visit visas valid for up to a month to the parents of expats.
Major General Al-Hajeri has eased the visa requirement to parents of expats who are already 60 years old and above in consideration of the cause and documents they will provide to verify their visit as urgent or important (i.e. for medical treatment). The visit visas to be issued for such cases will be valid for up to one (1) month.
Interior Ministry to grant Parents of Expats of over 60 years of Age with Visit Visa
And while this may sound as good news for expats residing in Kuwait, the grant still does not apply to certain nationals from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen, where a visa ban is currently being observed for security reasons.
The General Department of Residency Affairs as per the instruction from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Undersecretary Lt-Gen Esam Al-Nuham and Assistant Undersecretary for Residency Affairs Major General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, reinstated the application of the open-doo policy for all residents of Kuwait – citizens and expats alike.
With instructions sanctioned by the highest governing officials in the country, authorities can now process relevant transactions at once, and address concerns regarding this matter and provide relevant solutions within the provisions of the law.
This development is certainly good news for expats and their families especially to those who may have valid reasons to stay in the country for up to a month.