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Royal’s probe in visit visa scam holds up dept work Visit visas for expats ‘suspended’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: The referral of a top leader of Ministry of Interior, who is a Sheikh from the royal family, to the Public Prosecution for approving illegal visit visas has affected the work of the immigration departments, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources.

They revealed that instructions have been issued to suspend issuance of visit visas to expatriates for non-relatives, adding that the powers of the directors of departments in granting private visit visas to Kuwaiti citizens have been withdrawn.

They indicated that these steps will reflect on the preparations for the expected participants of the Hala February festivities, asking, “How can the event be promoted overseas when there are such restrictions in issuance of visas for entry into the country?”

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