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MIDDLE EAST REGION: Immigration Updates from Kuwait and UAE

August 17, 2022

Immigration updates from the Middle East region, including the suspension of the issuance of family and visit visas to expats in Kuwait until further notice. Residents of the UAE can apply for Israel visas at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi.

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KUWAIT: Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance for Lebanese Citizens

November 12, 2021

Amid continued political disputes between Lebanon and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has temporarily suspended all new visa issuance for Lebanese citizens effective November 10, 2021.

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KUWAIT: New Business Visit Visa Regulations Extended to All Nationalities

December 5, 2019

In an attempt to crack down on forged degree certificates submitted in support of business (commercial) visit visa applications, the Kuwait Ministry of Interior has introduced new regulations for all nationalities.

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KUWAIT: New Business Visit Visa Regulations for Egyptian Nationals and Graduates of Egyptian Universities

November 12, 2019

The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has issued an internal memo containing new rules for Egyptian nationals and graduates of Egyptian universities.

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KUWAIT: Work Permit Attestation for Egyptian Nationals Suspended

September 20, 2019

The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait is currently refusing to attest work permit approvals for Egyptian nationals issued by the Kuwaiti labour authorities.

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KUWAIT: Restrictions for Foreign National Engineers, and Diploma Holders Under 30 Years Old

April 17, 2018

Effective immediately, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) requires engineers applying to renew or transfer their residence permits to present a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES).

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KUWAIT: Original University Degrees Required to Renew Iqama Residency Permits

October 24, 2017

Effective by the end of October 2017, Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior (MOI) authorities will begin requiring foreign nationals to submit their original university degrees when filing applications for renewal of their Iqama residency permits. Initially, this requirement will apply only to holders of university degrees, but will be applied in the future to holders of […]

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KUWAIT: New Rules Limit Residence of Dependent Family Members

July 4, 2017

Effective immediately, the Kuwaiti authorities have ceased issuing new residence permits (Iqamas) for sponsored dependent family members, other than spouses and children. Current dependent residence permit holders are allowed in some cases to renew their residence. New Residence Renewal Rules Under the new rules, any dependent family member wishing to renew their dependent residence permit in […]

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KUWAIT: Increased Health Insurance Policy Costs for Expats

December 8, 2016

The new health insurance policy for expatriate personnel will see the cost of health insurance increase to a minimum of KD130 in 2017, from the current cost of KD50. The increase in cost appears to be part of a larger…

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KUWAIT: Minimum Salary Increase for Dependent Sponsorship

October 27, 2016

The Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has announced this month that it has increased the minimum monthly salary requirements for foreign nationals sponsoring spouses and dependents for family and visit visas. This increase has been implemented in order to…

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