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Residence transfer of children to mother stopped

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KUWAIT CITY, Jul 30: The General Administration of Residency Affairs decided to stop transferring the residency of the children to their mothers in cases where the father has left the country permanently or his residence has ended while he was outside the country or even in the event of his death.

The sources said that the directors of the residence affairs departments in the six governorates received these instructions and informed the heads of departments and employees not to process the transactions related to transferring the children’s residences on the sponsorship of their mothers residing in Kuwait in above mentioned cases.

3 categories are excluded from the decision which are:

1. Female expat teachers working in the Ministry of Education
2. Workers in the Medical and Nursing Authority of the Ministry of Health
3. Female doctors working in the General Department of Criminal Evidence, where they are entitled to sponsor their children for their residency without others from the other residents.

According to the sources reported by Al Qabas, the decision comes within the framework of re-arranging the expats residency in the country and aims to amend the demographics.

Earlier transferring of visit visa of children who entered the country on visit visas before the Corona pandemic to residency in accordance with Article 22 (joining a family) on their parents has also been stopped which was previously permitted.

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