Kuwait Ministry of Interior decided to stop the deportation for residents who overstayed from 2 Jan to 29 Feb.
Kuwait , Kuwait
05 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Interior decided to cancel the deportation for residents who overstayed from 2 Jan to 29 Feb due to the closure of government ministries as a result of precautions taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, Arab News reported.
The Ministry of Interior however noted that residency violations committed before 1 January would not be covered; hence it was necessary for undocumented individuals to leave the country voluntarily or be deported.
A security source published a written statement saying: “For humanitarian reasons and to amend the status of approximately 15,000 people whose residence expired or were on a tourist or commercial visit in Kuwait the Ministry of Interior had previously decided to deport them later it was decided to amend their status and grant them temporary residence until August 31st.”