No biometric hurdle for expats returning to Kuwait

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No travel hurdles for expats without biometric fingerprinting, Kuwait Ministry confirms.

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: In a recent statement, a security source from Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has debunked circulating rumors regarding the travel restrictions for expatriates who have not undergone biometric fingerprinting. The source confirmed that the absence of this procedure does not impede expatriates from re-entering the country.

Contrary to speculations, the Ministry clarified that there is no truth to claims suggesting that expatriates failing to undergo fingerprinting will be barred from entering Kuwait after the upcoming deadline, slated to commence in June. Emphasizing on the adequacy of the given time frame, the source assured that the deadline allows citizens and residents ample opportunity to comply with the mandatory biometric fingerprinting.

Highlighting the procedural aspect, the source mentioned that expatriates who haven’t undergone fingerprinting will be required to do so upon their return to Kuwait. This can be accomplished either at the airport or at designated fingerprinting centers situated across the six governorates of Kuwait, including shopping centers.

Moreover, the Ministry emphasized that the biometric fingerprinting process is a one-time requirement, generating digital records that aid security services in verifying individuals’ identities. Additionally, it serves as a preventative measure against the entry of deported or banned individuals into the country.

The clarification aims to alleviate concerns among expatriates and ensure smooth travel procedures in line with the Ministry’s directives.

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