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1 year grace period for expats outside the country to enter Kuwait

Monday, June 1, 2020

1 year grace period for expats outside the country to enter Kuwait

Authorities increased the grace period to 1 year for those with valid residency to stay abroad due to the exceptional circumstances imposed by the Corona virus crisis.

At present, any expat with valid visa must return to Kuwait within 6 month. However as the corona crisis created an exceptional circumstances where the global travel is in a standstill, Kuwait authorities extended this grace period to 1 year, local Arabic newspaper Al-Rai reported.

Earlier, IIK reported that any expatriates, whose visa are expired, will be automatically granted a temporary residency for 3 month till August 31st. This will be applicable for those who are currently inside the country. This auto extension is also applicable to those who are unable to renew their residency due to fingerprint.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The government has given grace period for 12months for those expats outside kuwait.
My question is, Do we have to do some online registration with civil ID or will it be automatically updated in the system??

Joy CR
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sir, I am actually working in Kuwait and came over to india last January. I had a two months leave but I cant go back due to corona virus situations.
The problem is my visa going to expire this August 27 and in this situation am not sure I can be board there on time.

Is there any clarifications in this notifications for people who got in thr situation like mine?

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
My friends. stay in india as our center govt.has issued 20 thousand core divided /140 core population..every individual get good amount stay at home and get the amount by our central happy.

You may get govt job plus loan for business.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Yes you can enter Kuwait before 2nd Oct 2020.

Monday, June 1, 2020
I came in india on 30 Oct 2019 for medication due to covid-19 I was not able to return before 6 month fnsh. Can I come back Kuwait as Kuwait announced new rules my visa valid upto 02-10-2020

Please suggest me

Monday, June 1, 2020
Is there any possibility to get family or visit visa for my wife and kids after June. Pls explain

Monday, June 1, 2020
My daughter stranded in India due to present caronavirus situation and cannot enter kuwait. I renewed her family visa online. Initially got problem to renew as she crossed 18 years due to finger print which is compulsory. However after keep trying it accepted via online to renew her expired residency on 25th April. Applied for civil id as well.

Monday, June 1, 2020
I''m on my vacation in India, my civil ID (article 18) is expiring on 11.06.2020, no communication from the company on my civil Id renewal. Is this auto renewal /1 year extension applicable for me??. Please provide me the details....

Monday, June 1, 2020
Dear sirs

I am stuck with my wife in India.
6 month entry rule extended fir one year.
What about residence work visa ? My residence expiring end aug And my wife’s family visa under my sponsorship expiring same end aug. How can we renew it from India ?

Thank you for your kind advice.


Monday, June 1, 2020
Great news for all those expats who are stranded outside Kuwait.
Thanks to Kuwait Government for this pro expat initiative.

Monday, June 1, 2020
Dear madam/sir,
I''m MURUGANANDAM from India,
I came to Kuwait (new) on 20/02/2020 and I did my medical check up but still I didn''t do finger print. I hear that within three months we have to finish the formality to get civil I''d.
Now how can I Get my civil id what is the government decision in current situation


Monday, June 1, 2020
what about family visas of persons who are already outside kuwait and expiring residence in the extension period,(they told extension from 6 to 12 months).we can renew it from here.

Monday, June 1, 2020
No update on moi site for visa extension. Did anyone got extension till 31st aug .

Monday, June 1, 2020
One side news coming to reduce expatriates. other side extension and issuing Visa . Any way hope for the best

Monday, June 1, 2020
My visa is showing expired on MOI app on 31st May. How long i have to wait to display on site, does any got extended their visa renewed till 31st Aug.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Dears- The day on MARCH i renewed my kids CIVIL IDs in PACI Web and the next day lock down begin , now there is nothing showing in PACI Web if my civiL ids in machine or not.

Zafar Mohammed
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020
I cannot see extenstion of Article 18 residency which expired on 31 May in MOI account.

Can anyone comment here if their Article 18 residency got extended.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Can I renew my family, s residence from Kuwait. Visa expiry 1.6.2020.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
My wife visa got expired on 31st may, today on 1st june i checked but its still not renewed. Which site to check & did anyone got it renewed till 31st aug.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
My civil ID expired on 21.5.2020. How to proceed new civil ID

Thanks and regards
Srinivasa Rao

Sunday, May 31, 2020
You have missing information . 3 months of auto renewal is also for those who are outside of the country

Sunday, May 31, 2020
What about the expatriates who are stranded out side and their residence permit will expire soon or expired

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