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Expats to be deported only through deportation center

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3: In a move to prevent deportees from re-entering Kuwait, the Ministry of Interior issued strict instruction at end of last week stipulating to refer deportees to deportation center and should take finger prints before deporting them back to their country from where they came reports Al Qabas

The sources confirmed that the decision has several objectives, the most important of which is the electronic fingerprinting of the deportees to ensure that they do not enter the country again, pointing out that the electronic fingerprint is available in deportation center, and not available in the General Directorate of Residency Affairs, which handles the expatriates, especially those from Asian countries.

The electronic fingerprint in deportation center is linked to the General Directorate of Information Systems, as well as linked to the General Directorate of Criminal Evidence, and reveals the truth of any deportee trying to enter the country again in any way whatsoever, provided that the fingerprints were properly documented at deportation detector located in the country’s ports for this purpose.

Some of the deportees were able to re-enter the country again by changing their names and issuing new passports for them, which was discovered during the procedures for obtaining residence during their fingerprinting in the forensic evidence, despite entering the country without being detected because they have not been fingerprinted before being deported. As the were arrested and deported back to their home countries.

The sources pointed out that the General Directorate of Investigation of Residency Affairs was using a fingerprint which uses ink and documented on paper and not electronic fingerprint with expatriates expelled over the past years. After investigations it revealed some shortcomings in this fingerprinting and it enabled some deportees to enter the country again.

The sources pointed out that the there has been great development in the workflow process in recent period and has eased the procedures of deportation of the deportees to their homeland without complications. The sources pointed out that the deportation statistic of deportees will be available from one department and not from several departments.

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