Kuwait plans to launch platform on foreign residents in the country.
20 May 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait plans to set up a platform to address cases of thousands of illegal foreign residents in the country, according to Al Rai newspaper reports.
The system was agreed at a meeting held earlier this week attended by ministers of the interior and justice as well as senior manpower officials to discuss the issue of illegal workers in the private sector and upgrade work quality, Al Rai reported, citing close sources.
In recent years, Kuwait has repeatedly offered grace periods to illegal migrants to rectify their status.
The targeted categories will include illegals whose employers are unable to have their residency permits renewed, those whose employers have terminated their enterprises and other segments that will be specified after a related study is finalised, the sources added.
“The approval was given to initiate the platform to deal with the status of illegal residents working in light the private sector,” the sources said.
No date was given for the platform to go operational. Al Rai estimated the numbers of illegal residents at tens of thousands.
“The platform will deal with everyone whose status is eligible for readjustment according to laws in force,” they said.