Kuwait Stops Dependent Visa for Parents of Expats

Dependent visas are no longer offered to expatriates to bring their parents to the country, said Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Iqama Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah. Announcing several new measures with regard to the iqama law for expats, he said the new rules are being executed with a view to balancing the demographic structure in the country, bearing in mind that the number of expat population in Kuwait has reached 2.5 million.

Dependent visas were stopped because there is no benefit from them, he said. An expat pays KD200 for dependent visa for a parent in addition to KD50 as health insurance fee, while the country spends around KD15,000 on each person as healthcare cost – Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah added

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Via : Kuwaittimes

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