Kuwait eyes stricter penalties for expat residency violators

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: The new residency law, scheduled to be discussed during the session on Tuesday, seeks to increase the penalty imposed on a foreigner who visits Kuwait and remains here in violation without residency, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

It stipulated that the penalty should be imprisonment for a period of one year and/or a fine ranging between KD 1,000 and KD 2,000. The duration of the visit has been extended to three months instead of one month, renewable with the approval of the Minister of Interior.

The new residency law stipulates this penalty in Article 27, which is concerned with foreigners who violate Article 11, which stipulates that “an expatriate who entered the State of Kuwait with the intention of visiting may remain for a period not exceeding three months. He must leave upon its expiry unless he obtains a residence permit from the Ministry of Interior.”

The new law increased the daily fine amount for the violation of residency law to KD 2, as well as the fine for the delayed registration of a newborn to KD 2 in the first month, and KD 4 for each day after that, in the event of a violation of Article 6, which stipulates that, “Every expatriate who has a child born in the State of Kuwait must submit, within four months from the date of birth, the newborn’s passport or travel document to the concerned authority in the Ministry of Interior in order to obtain a residence permit or a grace period to leave the State of Kuwait.” The same penalty applies to anyone who violates residency.

Article No. 31 stipulates in its fourth paragraph that an amount of KD 3,000 must be paid in the event that an expatriate works for other sponsors other than his own, in violation of the requirements of his residency.

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