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Visit visas now hold one month validity instead of three months

All types of visit visas hold validity for just one month instead of three months, revealed the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs, Maj.

Silk City to transform Kuwait into International Trade and Finance Hub

The State of Kuwait is on track to achieve the vision of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to transform Kuwait into an international trade and financial hub and to achieve Kuwait’s vision 2035.

Old Kuwaiti Passports invalid from 1st July ’18

Old Kuwaiti passports would be considered invalid as of 1st July 2018, the Interior Ministry has announced, pointing out to the executive order issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.

New Terminal at Kuwait International Airport ready for opening

The Terminal Four (T4) of Kuwait International Airport is ready for opening next month.

Kuwait Ministry launches new e-driving license system


The Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently launched an e-driving licence system with 100 traffic cameras installed in accordance with state-of-the-art technology.

Kuwait to begin online renewal of expat residencies from January 2019

The Interior Ministry in Kuwait plans to begin online renewal of expat residency permits from January 2019.

Bayan Botanical Garden in Kuwait – place to visit for nature lovers

Kuwait botanical garden, located at Bayan Palace, officially opened doors on 24th February 2015, and was inaugurated by none other than the Emir of Kuwait, himself.

Largest indoor go-karting track to open in new Al Kout Mall

The new Al Kout Mall was opened to public in Kuwait early this week, by the Tamdeen Group.

New law in Kuwait imposes heavy fines for hanging laundry in balcony

According to Law No 190/2008 activated by the Kuwait Municipality now, spreading clothes to dry on balconies will be an act liable to attract penalty.

Significant decline witnessed in Kuwait expat population


According to latest statistics issued by Central Statistical Bureau, 73.

No tax on expat remittances

Being a member of international financial organizations, Kuwait cannot impose tax on expat remittances.

Kuwait mulls building world-class mega airport

Kuwait is considering building a new world-class mega airport to meet the rapid growth in air traffic, revealed Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.

NOC mandatory for renewal of residency permits of expat engineers

According to the latest circular issued by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), all labour departments have been ordered not to renew the Residency permits of expat engineers, unless they obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES).

Kuwait government departments to slash expat worker numbers annually

Aimed at reducing the number of expats in government departments in Kuwait, the government in Kuwait will not extend or renew the contracts of terminated expats working in various ministries and state departments, planning to replace them with nationals.

Kuwait Panel rejects proposals targeting expatriates

The Interior and Defense Committee of the National Assembly rejected a series of proposals targeting expats, early this week.

Kuwaitis to replace expats in Nationality & Passport sector

The Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passport Affairs in Kuwait, Maj.

Expat health charges ruling in Kuwait delayed until 4th March

The appeals court has postponed the petition seeking hike in health charges filed by a Kuwaiti lawyer until 4th March.

First-ever Aviation Show opens to public

The first-ever Aviation Show in Kuwait’s history has been unveiled on 17th January, involving the participation of more than 150 international aviation companies.

Stiff penalties for employers hiring expats not under their sponsorship

Stiff penalties will be imposed on those who employ expatriates under the sponsorship of other employers, revealed the official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Manpower Aseel Al-Mazya.

Kuwait Metro Transport to be ready by 2019

The Supreme Council for Planning and Development Statistics has announced that 11 percent of the Metro Transport System project has been completed, and the project is likely to be completed in 2019.

Kuwait Parliament introduces new Sports Law

The Kuwait National Assembly has unanimously approved a new Sports Law early in the week, which is expected to end the bans imposed by the world footballing body FIFA and the International Olympic Council (IOC).

New Electronic System for passengers luggage at Kuwait International Airport

A new plan to set up an electronic system for passengers luggage at the Kuwait International Airport has been unveiled by Mohammad Al-Thowaini, Operations Department Director at Kuwait International Airport.

Higher fees, fines recommended for slashing expat numbers

The Supreme Committee in Kuwait has suggested various measures to deal with demographic imbalance in Kuwait, and to achieve higher growth rate of Kuwaitis.

Annual International Book Fair unveiled


The National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature has opened its 42nd Annual International Book Fair on 15th November at the international fairgrounds in Mishref.

Kuwait aims for online renewal of driving licenses

The traffic department plans to implement a project to renew driving licenses online, wherein the applicant can apply for it on the Interior Ministry website and submit the necessary documents.