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Kuwait urges expatriates with no residency permits to benefit from grace period

KUWAIT, April 6 : Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh Monday urged all expatriates in violation of residency law to benefit from a grace period granted by government to allow them to leave the country without payment of fines.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anas Al-Saleh

Al-Saleh, also Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, warned those expatriates they would not be allowed to return to work in Kuwait after end of grace period, due end of this month.

Al-Saleh made the remarks to reporters during visits to Ministry of Interior’s locations in Farwaniya Governorate designed to receive expatriates who were in violation of the residency law, a MoI statement said.

Today is the first day for the Egyptian expatriates who can come forward to locations designated by MoI to complete procedures before they are placed in a housing facility and then airlifted to their country. The Egyptian community has five days to apply.

Al-Saleh said sponsors abusing expatriates would be held accountable. “There will not be any backtracking on this issue and we will deal with it firmly and fiercely,” he underlined.

He said there has been coordination with the Egyptian officials to facilitate the repatriation.

Al-Saleh thanked the MoI personnel for the way they were dealing with the expatriates (KUNA)

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