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No dependent visa for parents after retirement

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Expatriates working in Kuwait will no longer have the option to sponsor their parents, according to a new Interior Ministry decision.

According to Al-Qabas daily report, the Residency Affairs Department stopped the transfer of workers’ article 18 residency visas to dependent visas (article 22) on their children’s sponsorship. This new decision also affects the employee’s mother whose article 22 visa is on the sponsorship of her husband, which means that both parents would have to leave Kuwait in case the father loses his job, instead of being sponsored by their working child, which was applicable as early as last week.

The report explained that it aims at rearranging labor registered on article 22, as it would limit issuance of dependent visas to spouse and children of the working spouse. “The decision came after Residency Affairs Department statistics showed that many parents transfer their residencies to their children,” the report added.

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Ahmad
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
is this rule applicable for renewal of parents visa also?

Abdul Samad
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
@Syed, your reasoning is foolish, don''t Judge people in your standards and you are nothing and have done nothing for this country, there are people above 70''s and 80''s what work can they do, and its totally not your position for you to say what other Arab expats live or leave Kuwait, stop blaming others, before you use your tiny brains I am from Mumbai.
This is one of the most Heartless law to-date, so when time comes for children to take care of their parents they are forced to send them to their homeland, Surely there is still much good in Kuwait , INSHALLAH,surely this law will be short lived INSHALLAH.

Tony
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Another stupid decision to an increasingly growing list of laws being passed against the Expats in Kuwait.

syed
Sunday, October 20, 2019
This rule is made in view of Arab expats I guess.
They are living here since generations, and do job on artice 22.
For mistakes of few all others have to suffer..

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