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Conditions for expats entry into Kuwait, warns airlines operating at airport

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: The Directorate- General of Civil Aviation has sent a circular to all airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport, that all companies operating at Kuwait International Airport must adhere to the guideline and not bring in passengers into Kuwait in violation of standing rules and regulations, reports Al- Qabas daily. Meaning to say those who come for the purpose of residence and hold one of the visas mentioned below, unless they get in touch with the Kuwaiti embassies or consulates in their respective countries to get the entry visa endorsed on their passports before travel. The DGCA clarified that it was noticed recently that some airlines did not comply with the instructions issued by the Immigration at the Ministry of Interior.

The DGCA said people will not be allowed to enter Kuwait unless an approval for the entry visa is obtained, and the passengers who violate the instructions will be returned to the country of departure at the expense of the airline. Categories of passengers who enter with visas approved by embassies are those who come to work in the government or public institutions, in the private sector, to practice a commercial or industrial activity, a profession or a craft, private domestic workers and the like, to join a family and to study.

Categories that are forbidden to enter and are returned to their country at the expense of the airline include if they do not carry a “passport/visa”, expiry date of the passport/visa/residency, if the visa is not certified by the embassy or consulate abroad, if the visa is not original, if the person has valid residence permit but exceeded six months of residence abroad, residents of the Gulf countries if the validity of the “passport/residency” is less than six months, or the professions are not permitted, according to Circular No. “46/2016” issued on Nov 11, 2016 and if they do not carry a police clearance certificate.

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