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‘Over 776,000 work permits, 32,000 visas in two months’

KUWAIT CITY, July 11: More than 776,000 residence permits and 32,000 visit visas were issued in the last two months.

In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that statistics issued by the General Department for Residency Affairs for the period from May 1 to May 31 reveal that 776,357 residence permits and 934,181 visit visas were issued. During the period from June 1 to June 22, 200,179 residence permits and 92,887 visit visas were issued. Also, 217 complaints in this regard were referred to the court during this period.

The number of complaints related to domestic workers which were referred to the investigation division of the department during the period from January 1 to June 15 was 788.

The number of domestic labor agencies registered was 306 and the number of related companies was seven. A total of 7,499 tasks were achieved during inspection campaigns.

The number of domestic workers deported in the years 2015 and 2016 was 2,557. Security campaigns launched by Domestic Labor Department had resulted in the arrest of a large number of violators of law.


By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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