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Visit Visa extensions temporarily suspended

The Directors of Residency Affairs Departments in all six governorates have received verbal orders to suspend extension of all types of visit visas until further notice is received.

The decision comes with plans to increase visa fee, which would be implemented soon, the sources said, adding that directors have already begun to suspend extensions since early this week.

Meanwhile, an expatriate living in Kuwait would be allowed to issue a family visit visa for a parent / sibling born in 1950 or earlier, it is said. Such a measure is aimed at fighting manipulation and in preventing individuals from using the visit visa in order to bring sick relatives to receive free treatment in Kuwait.

The new condition also helps in preventing use of visit visas to bring in individuals into Kuwait for the purpose of begging during Ramadan, said a Kuwait daily report.

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