New residency law to come into effect

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: The new residency law will come into effect as soon as it is published in the official gazette. Among the articles of the new law is an expat can stamp residence upto 5 yrs and for a expat business man for period of 10 yrs.

A Kuwaiti female citizen must obtain a residence permit for her foreign husband and children, provided that none of them work for a governmental or non-governmental entity and that the Kuwaiti woman does not obtain citizenship by dependence for her marriage to a Kuwaiti.

In addition domestic worker can reside outside the country for a period of 4 months instead of 6 months.

On the other hand, the source said that no decision has yet been received to stop renewing residency permits for Article 22 for parents including mother-in-law the renewal proceeded until further notice.

The source indicated that the Public Authority for Manpower is in the process of refusing to grant work permits to marginal workers and those over the age of 60.

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