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Expat teachers seek intervention – Stranded, residence expired

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: A group of teachers who were stranded outside the country and have returned to the country appealed to the Ministry of Education to help them as they face another problem, reports Al-Anba daily. They say after their residence expired when they were outside the country and could not return on time due to travel restrictions imposed by the Kuwaiti authorities, they renewed their residence permits online and entered the country on visit visa which was to be transferred into work visa.

They added, after they began their work they were required to undergo a medical examination and this took longer than one month because of certain formalities and inability to produce medical results on time and as a result the visit visa during expired and they became violators of law as a result of which they have to pay 10 dinars fine for each day of overstay. They added some have overstayed more than 10 days and by law are required to pay for no fault of theirs. They said, “we hope the Minister of Education, Dr. Ali Al- Mudhaf, and the Undersecretary Dr. Ali Al-Yacoub will end their sufferings and extend the entry visas until the completion of the procedures.”

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