Post-deadline security plans: Ministry to enforce strict measures against violators

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Final countdown: Only 8 days left for residency violators to rectify their status

A file photo of the Ministry of Interior’s campaign against illegal expatriates. The MoI has been processing 1,000 residency violators daily ahead of the June 17 deadline.

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: With just 8 days remaining until the June 17 deadline for residency violators to rectify their status, the Ministry of Interior is intensifying efforts to assist violators in complying with the regulations. Over the past two months, the Ministry has processed an average of 1,000 violators daily across the six governorates, as well as two additional centers in Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Raqi, as reported by the Al-Rai newspaper.

Brigadier General Mazyad Al-Mutairi, Assistant Director General of the General Administration of Residency Affairs, highlighted that this amendment period, initiated by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef, is a humanitarian initiative. This three-month window, from March 17 to June 17, provides violators with a crucial opportunity to comply. After the deadline, a comprehensive security plan will be enforced to arrest violators and those who harbor them, implementing strict measures for their control and deportation.

During a recent visit to the Residence Affairs Administration building in Al-Dajeej, Brigadier General Al-Mutairi discussed the measures in place to facilitate compliance. Six departments are operational in the morning, and two centers in Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Raqi are open in the evening to handle status amendments and immediate departures. Violators without passports can obtain necessary documents from their embassies, which have cooperated in easing these procedures.

As the deadline approaches, Brigadier General Al-Mutairi outlined post-deadline security plans. Extensive campaigns will be conducted across all governorates and businesses employing illegal workers. Violators will be detained, investigated, and deported, with lifelong bans from Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries by security agreements. The Ministry emphasizes that violators pose a threat to national security and safety, often resorting to criminal activities.

Violators have a unique opportunity to leave or adjust their status, exempt from fines, but must settle any outstanding debts to government agencies, companies, or individuals. This initiative aims to remove obstacles for violators, with designated centers operating in both morning and evening to facilitate the process.

Currently, about 1,000 violators visit the centers daily, with numbers expected to increase as the deadline nears. The Ministry will remain operational during the upcoming Eid holiday to accommodate last-minute compliance.

Brigadier General Al-Mutairi confirmed that there are no plans to extend the deadline beyond June 17. The current period has seen significant participation, predominantly by males of Asian and African descent. The streamlined process takes less than 10 minutes, underscoring the urgency and importance of compliance.

This deadline is a crucial opportunity for violators to either adjust their status or leave Kuwait without facing legal repercussions. After the deadline, violators will face strict enforcement measures, including lifetime bans and deportation. The Ministry’s security teams, active in all governorates, will ensure strict law enforcement.

Challenges have included a lack of databases for violators with children, raising security concerns. However, embassies have cooperated to issue travel documents, facilitating the departure of violators and their families.

The Ministry urges all violators to seize this opportunity to rectify their status or leave the country promptly, ensuring compliance with Kuwaiti laws and safeguarding national security.

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