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Family/Dependent visa salary cap to be raised to KD 800

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Ministry of Interior will be issuing a decision to raise the salary ceiling for family/dependent visa (Article 22) to KD 800. Currently the salary ceiling is KD 500. This decision will apply to all expats who hold Visa Article 17 and 18 (Private and Government).

To obtain a dependent/family visa expats who receive a salary of KD 800 will have to submit an original work permit or any proof. Additional income earned documents or proof will not be entertained.

The new rule of MOI is to control demographic structure in Kuwait which will only allow those family members who have high income and provide their family a satisfactory standard of living, where their wives will not depend on to search for jobs in the market as the local market is overcrowded, reports Al Anba. This decision will cover all those who have entered Kuwait recently on Article 22 for wives and children under 16 yrs of age.  

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