The fine for not updating the data is KD2 per day to a maximum of KD600. Those who were issued new passports outside the country will be given a grace period of one month from the date of entry to transfer their data. Those who were issued new passports inside the country will be given a grace period of two months for transferring their data. If both the passport and the residence permit are expired, the concerned expatriate will have to pay the highest fine for both.
Acting Director of Farwaniya Residence Affairs Department Nasser Aloush says all sectors affiliated to Ministry of Interior are exerting tremendous efforts to facilitate the transactions of expatriates. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, he stressed the need for expatriates to keep an eye on the date of expiry of their passports and residence permits to ensure they complete their data and carry out all necessary legal measures within those dates.
Aloush affirmed that Farwaniya Residency Affairs Department has allotted a procedure for this issue. He explained that the affected expatriates will be given a grace period of two months to transfer their data from the old passports to the new ones and for renewing their passports so that they do not have to pay fines.