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Wednesday , October 20 2021

Status of family visa if sponsors cancels his residence and comes back on new visa

Currently I am in Kuwait on a project visa. I came here first on a visit and the company transferred me to their project file in 2012.

Later in 2016 I got another job and I changed my visa to current company project file. Now I found another job, but it does not have a project. So they are willing to issue me a visa so I will cancel my current visa and go back to India.

The problem is my family (wife and son are with me in Kuwait under my sponsorship and their visas are valid until 2019). I would like to know if I cancel my current visa, my family residence will also be cancelled automatically or if not cancel they can go back to India and come back with me on my new visa?

Name withheld

Answer: Under Kuwait law the residences of your wife and son are tied to your residence because you are their sponsor. In this case if you cancel your residence, their residences will also have to be cancelled and failure to do that will mean their stay in Kuwait will be classified as illegal with its attending consequences. In short you have to exit Kuwait with the family members after cancelling their visas. However, when returning with the new visa, your wife and son have to be left behind. They may rejoin you after you process your own papers and then reapply for a new family visa for them.

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