Kuwait May Exclude Government Employees From Renewing Their Visas If They Are Over The Age Of 60.

Kuwait City: As the administration tries to establish a consensus on the destiny of expats over 60 with a high school diploma or less, local media reports that government personnel is unlikely to be included in the decision.

Employees in the private sector are expected to be able to renew their licenses if they pay 2,000 Kuwaiti dinars per month.

If the decision is implemented, ex-pats will be required to pay 166 Kuwaiti dinars every month just to stay in the nation. It’s unclear whether the money would have to come from the resident’s own pockets or from their employers.

Kuwait has decided to suspend renewing residency permits for non-Kuwaitis over the age of 60 with a high school diploma or less as of January 1, 2021.

Despite the fact that the decision took effect at the start of the year, many people have been in limbo while they try to renew their work permits in the hopes that the judgment will be reversed.

Many have criticized the move, calling it illogical and discriminatory as it seeks to expel thousands of people and their families who have resided in Kuwait and contributed to its development.

Statistics issued by the state indicate that around 86,000 residents are affected by the decision.

Based on statistics issued by the Central Administration of Statistics there are around 1,800 expats above the age of 65 years old working in the public sector.

Zainab Murtaza

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