40,000 Kuwait expats stranded abroad to lose residency

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Around 40,000 expatriates currently stranded outside of Kuwait are unable to renew their residency permits and won't be allowed to return without a valid visa, according to various local reports. Most are stuck abroad due to the restrictive measures amid the covid-19 pandemic. Kuwait's Residency Affairs Director, Hamad Rashed Al-Tawala, said in a statement: "They will be unable to return to the country unless they have new visas." He added, that the country is preparing a law that would amend residency renewal fees and other types of visas. The Kuwaiti government had extended the v...

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