Kuwait to issue only one Year residency permits for expats

Vastavam web: Kuwait has stopped granting residency permits to expatriates for more than a year as the country’s economy reels from the coronavirus pandemic and low-oil prices. According to reports carried by local newspapers, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has decided to issue one-year residency permits for expatriates instead of two years or more. According to the reports citing official sources at the ministry, the reason expats will require yearly renewal for residency permits is due to the repercussions coronavirus has had on many businesses. Additionally, granting residency permits to expats for more than a year requires medical examinations, review of security restrictions, among other technical details, the ministry has pointed out.