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Dependent Visa ( Renewal & New Applicants) for Salary below 450 KD

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My visa will be changed in December and the work permit shows a basic salary of 250. Actually I am an engineer but in the work permit they won’t show it. Can I apply for a dependent visa for my wife and child? My engineering degree certificate has already been attested.

Name withheld

Answer: You won’t be able to get the dependent visa because the salary cap has now been set at KD 450.


I am working in a school and my salary is KD 390. My wife and two children are already with me in Kuwait. According to the new law, KD 450 has been set as the salary cap to get a dependent visa. As my family’s residence is expiring soon, I want to know whether their residence will be renewed or not.

Name withheld

Answer: The concerned minister, while announcing the KD 450 salary cap, clearly said that the decision would not affect those expatriates who were already in the country before the decision was announced nor would it affect those expatriates whose residencies are to be renewed.

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