Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kuwait - Amnesty begins March 1st: 4 months grace period

Amnesty begins March 1st: 4 months grace period

Four months of time will be given to residency violators to correct their status without penalty, starting from March 1st, Arabic daily reported quoting Assistant under secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Mansour Al Mansour. Al Mansour said that the application submitted by the supreme committee for organizing expats in the private sector was approved and that they will be given 4 months, starting March 1 and ending June 30, 2011, to correct their residency status.

Expats can renew their residency or go back home without paying any penalties during this period. Further to this, the names of the violators will not be blacklisted from entering Kuwait and that their finger prints will not be taken if they decided to leave. Al Mansour said that there will be no restriction for their return if they decided to leave during the grace period.

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