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‘Violators’ told to fix residency

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: The Interior Ministry has urged residency law violators, from Jan 1 and prior, to pay the necessary penalties at its Residency Affairs Department, between Dec 1-31, in order to renew their residency permit. Violators wishing to leave the country should pay the resulting penalties to be granted a departure notice, and will afterwards have the opportunity to return to the country, the ministry said in a statement.

Those who do not amend their legal status within the aforementioned period will be deported and barred from entering the country indefinitely, it warned. Meanwhile, holders of the temporary automated residency (under Article No. 14) must leave the country before a Nov 30 deadline. These individuals should settle their legal status before the deadline if opting for the renewal of their permit, in accordance with terms and conditions. The ministry went on to warn that those found not to have amended their legal status before the Nov 30 deadline will be found in violation of the Foreigners Residency Act and subject to legal action, facing deportation and an entry ban.

Residency law violators since 1/1/2020 and earlier dates

■ Whoever desires to be granted a residency must go to the Residency Affairs Department to pay the legal fines and amend the legal status in accordance with the terms in the period from (1-12-2020 to 31- 12-2020).

■ Those who wish to leave the country must pay the legal fines in order to get the departure notice, and they will have the chance to return to the country in the future.

■ The violators who do not amend their legal status within the mentioned period will be deported and will not be able to access the country in the future. Holders of temporary automated residency Article No.14

■ They have to leave the country before the deadline date (30-11-2020).

■ If they desire to be granted a residency in accordance with the terms, they have to settle their legal status before (30-11-2020).

■ Those who do not amend their legal status before the mentioned period (30-11-2020) will be subjected and penalised in accordance to the law of “Foreigners Residency Act”, and the law breakers shall be deported and wouldn’t be able to access the country in the future.

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