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Sponsors of ‘truant’ visitors likely to face penalties

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‘Around 150,000 illegals in country’

KUWAIT CITY, June 6: The Ministry of Interior is planning to impose penalties on some foreign sponsors because the people they brought into the country on visit visas have not left, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, as a punishment, these sponsors will not be issued any kind of visas, including family visas for a period of two years.

A source stated that these procedures are being studied by the Ministry of Interior based on instructions from the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lieutenant-General (Retd) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf.

This came after reports were submitted to him by the Residence Affairs Sector, headed by Brigadier General Walid Al-Tarawa, which disclosed that 14,653 expatriates entered on visit visas during the past three years until the first of May 2022 and did not leave.

The sources stated that the ministry is considering giving the residence law violators who numbered 149,195 until the first of May a new deadline to leave the country without paying the fines, with the possibility of returning to the country with new visas.

The sources added, their names will not be blacklisted if they avail the opportunity and leave the country voluntarily. The sources said that this deadline may be the last, and after the deadline expires, the ministry will launch extensive campaigns and take additional measures against those who shelter them.

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