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Expatriate can now submit residency renewal application online

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Expatriate can now submit residency renewal application online

In a major step towards the complete online renewal of residency permit, expatriates can now submit the residency renewal form online.

The Ministry of Interior has opened a new service on its website where an expatriate or the representative of the company (mandoub) where he works, can fill out the form for renewing residency or obtain a visit permit online. This will avoid submitting the printed application at the residency renewal department.

The new online service includes filling in all the data and verifying them and then obtaining a receipt. Expatriates can submit the receipt at the residence departments to complete the rest of the procedures manually related to renewing the residency or obtaining a visit permit.

The service is available now at Ministry of Interior website

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Ramesh chander patel
Friday, June 5, 2020
Rgidensi rineval

Friday, April 10, 2020
Any one can help me out with the government residency renewal. The 17 number residency renewal is not showing in the online portal. How can i renew it. Please help me out.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
In registration of an organization
What is request letter and disclaimer
& what should be filled in that

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Govt. declared today the opening of new online system for family residency renewal. I checked the MOI department , but I couldn''t see the site properly working . why?

Moiz Lokhandwala
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Hi viewers,
I am new in kuwait, my company mandoob is delaying in putting residency. Now its 3 months since I came and still he is dragging.
can anybody advice me what to do.

stanley philip
Monday, January 20, 2020
they purposely put certain fields like country n occupation in arabic so if you can''t read arabic this service is of no use to you .... its just for arabic speaking people... I know arabic but the occupation section is not worth it..... at least the online insurance is a relief

Monday, December 30, 2019
Thanks Rejoy for sharing the info

Rejoy Varghese
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Today I went to residence department @ Riggae after filling out the online residence renewal application form and it was a total disaster. Normally if we have the typed application, they check and receive that and ask us to leave. Procedure over in few minutes. Few minutes (or hours) later we will get the SMS.

Today after showing them the online form''s receipt, they were discussing among each other for few minutes about how/were to apply the 10KD stamp and finally asked me to type a new application form and go and wait the service hall inside. took about two hours for getting it done.

Conclusion: Dont make online application until they introduce online payment system also.

Original Bajrangi Bhai
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The occupation selector in the e-form is the only issue.

Take care IIk readers there is duplicate Bajrangi Bhai.

Friday, December 27, 2019
Anybody please share your experience with this new system.


Rejoy Varghese
Friday, December 27, 2019
The occupation selector in the e-form is a headache, there are 1215 different occupations in the drop down list and even if you select the language English, the dropdown menu is still in Arabic. I have compiled a google translation of all the occupations.
open the google spreadsheet
Hope it will help you to choose correctly

Danie jaic George
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Good initiative... Kuwait government.........

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