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At the Kuwait International Airport.

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Kuwait announces new family visa rule for expats

Expatriates in Kuwait who are applying for visas for their family will have to meet new salary and qualification requirements, according to the Ministry of Interior on Friday (January 26).

The changes to the visa rules follow directives of Sheikh Fahd Al Yousef, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, and Acting Minister of Interior.

Expats must have a minimum salary of 800 Kuwaiti dinars (Dh9,951) in order to apply for a family visa. They must also hold a university degree, and work in the same field as their academic qualification.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the new rule is aimed at streamlining the visa issuance process for family visas or dependents’ visas. It is also aimed at attracting and retaining highly skilled professionals in Kuwait. ICA/Expat Media


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