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11 centers designated for expats seeking to benefit from amnesty

Labor market witnessing stagnation

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: A total of 11 centers have been designated to accommodate expatriates who are willing to benefit from the amnesty decision issued by the Ministry of Interior in favor of residency law violators.

The decision follows an enlightening meeting held by the Interior Ministry with the participation of Public Authority for Manpower and representatives of the embassies and diplomatic missions in Kuwait to find out the latest developments regarding the decision of excusing residency violators and sheltering them as a preliminary step toward their return to their home countries.

In the meeting, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Residence Affairs Major General Talal Marafiexplained the mechanism adopted for residency law violators, noting they will be accommodated and given free meals at designated centers pending the completion of necessary procedures to facilitate their exit. In his role, Deputy Director General of Labor Affairs Sector at the Public Authority for Manpower, Abdullah Al-Mutouteh, stressed that the authority is working alongside all official authorities in the state- especially the Ministry of Interior, to facilitate all procedures related to the aforementioned decision.

He called on all embassy representatives to urge their nationals to take advantage of this opportunity and services rendered by the state in this regard, such as travel tickets that will be given free of charge to violators wishing to travel during the grace period, which begins on the first day of April and ends at the end of the month.

He pointed out that the labor market is witness to great stagnation in light of the current health situation, so laws will be applied and necessary measures taken against violators after the grace period expires.

The meeting was attended by many representatives of the embassies and diplomatic missions, including the embassies of the countries of Asia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran and Ethiopia, during which Major General Marafiand Al- Mutouteh responded to all inquiries submitted by the embassy representatives in this regard, followed by a tour of the representatives to the centers designated for expatriates violating residency laws.

By Fares Al-Abadan Al-Seyassah Staff

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