New rules set - KD 500 salary must to get visit visa in Kuwait

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New rules set - KD 500 salary must to get visit visa in Kuwait

General Department for Residency Affairs affiliated to Ministry of Interior has issued new rules concerning visit visas of different types, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to the new regulations, expats can apply for visit visas for their parents provided their monthly salaries are not less than KD 500.

The concerned authorities have the privilege to decide the duration of their visit – either family visa for a term of 30 days or visitor visa for a span of 90 days – based on the sponsors’ profession and circumstances, and the purpose of the visit.

Regarding visa for siblings, expats can apply for family visit visa for them for a duration of 30 days only.


Expanding duration of visit still stays suspended for a wide range of visit visas. 

In his initial move toward change, Assistant Undersecretary for Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi has issued a decision to permit individuals from the family (father, mother and parents of the spouse) to stay for three months rather than month month while on visit,reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily quoting knowledgeable sources said Marafi was informed on an detailed report concerning pressure and crowds of people saw at the Residency Affairs Departments in each of the six governorates in their offer to broaden visit visas, which are substantial for just a single month, saying the trend affects the system of work in the departments.