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Iqama renewal to go online from October; Online Visit visa from 2020

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Iqama renewal to go online from October; Online Visit visa from 2020

More than 3 million expatriates working in the private sector will soon be able to renew their residence permits electronically from next October.

According to Al-Qabas daily report, the interior ministry is planning to launch online residency renewals next month, starting with expats holding article 18 residency permits, whose number is over three million.

The move allows the renewal of an expat’s residency and that of his wife, children and maids online without the need to go to residency departments. However, for a new residence permit, the process will have to be completed through the residence affairs departments in the country.

The report said that the electric link between the interior ministry, manpower authority, civil information and health ministry is already complete.

The new system will provide expats several online services, most notably residency renewal, while another service will be introduced later to issue visit visas for parents, spouses and children online. By the year 2020, the online system will start issuing visit visas for relatives of mother and father through the Ministry of Interior website and this will be followed by other types of residences which fall under the Articles (19) (24) and (22) to complete the cycle of automatic transaction process.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
It has not been online till the date .. was the info wrong or the Gov delayed?

Ronald Castelino
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Anyone know what is the web site and procedure of renewal residence by online

Monday, September 30, 2019
Will there be increase or decrease in ministry staff?

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Good news for expat;s ...

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Kuwait is transforming into a digital.econmy.

Abdu Edkra
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Too late, but Great move, it will reduce the existing horrible traffic jam.

The 19th Century procedures are the main cause of road traffic in Kuwait.

Has to visit number of times for a service where no sms or electronic notifications receive even if we pay fee for all services.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sureshkumar Jangid
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Good news and a big relief for all the expats

Aftab Alam
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Very Good

Thursday, September 26, 2019
At last a great move towards electronically working system. It will be a big time saving for all the ministry and the residents.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Very good move!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wow. It''s really a good move

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Excellent Move.

Gous Mohammed
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Truly appreciate efforts of the concerned authorities to make things easy for expatriates. Thanks.

Paresh Darji
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
next october means October 2020 ?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Very Good Decision taken for no need to be in que for long for our residency stamping

Mr. Achayan
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Finally, they don''t have to see our faces and we don''t have to see theirs... It''s win-win situation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Good suggestion

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