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8000 expats in Kuwait deported to home countries during first half of 2021

05 July 2021

Kuwait has reported to have deported at least 8000 expatriates due to various reasons during the first half of 2021.

One of the primary reasons for deportation has been expired residency permits, while others were deported for misdemeanours, traffic violations, criminals cases and such other issues.

At present 700 expats are in the deportation centre awaiting departure as they are unable to travel back to their home countries due to airport closures.

Certain countries such as the Philippines, for instance, have offered chartered airplanes to bring their nationals back home.

Meanwhile, the authorities said that security campaigns will continue in the country to maintain peace and order and have called upon nationals and residents to cooperate with the security authorities.

According to the sources, the General Administration of Residency Affairs is at the forefront of security departments, and will refer violators to deportation for reasons such as violating the labour law, or expired residency. The public security sector is the next, when it comes to deportation of expatriates.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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