Iqama renewal to go online from October; Online Visit visa from 2020

Thursday, September 26, 2019

More than 3 million expatriates working in the private sector will soon be able to renew their residence permits electronically from next October.

According to Al-Qabas daily report, the interior ministry is planning to launch online residency renewals next month, starting with expats holding article 18 residency permits, whose number is over three million.

The move allows the renewal of an expat’s residency and that of his wife, children and maids online without the need to go to residency departments. However, for a new residence permit, the process will have to be completed through the residence affairs departments in the country.

The report said that the electric link between the interior ministry, manpower authority, civil information and health ministry is already complete.

The new system will provide expats several online services, most notably residency renewal, while another service will be introduced later to issue visit visas for parents, spouses and children online. By the year 2020, the online system will start issuing visit visas for relatives of mother and father through the Ministry of Interior website and this will be followed by other types of residences which fall under the Articles (19) (24) and (22) to complete the cycle of automatic transaction process.

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Alex
Monday, September 30, 2019
Will there be increase or decrease in ministry staff?

AZEES KHAN PATAN
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Good news for expat;s ...

S..Kuriakose
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Kuwait is transforming into a digital.econmy.

Abdu Edkra
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Too late, but Great move, it will reduce the existing horrible traffic jam.

The 19th Century procedures are the main cause of road traffic in Kuwait.

Has to visit number of times for a service where no sms or electronic notifications receive even if we pay fee for all services.

SHAIK GHOUSE BASHA
Saturday, September 28, 2019
good

Sureshkumar Jangid
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Good news and a big relief for all the expats

Aftab Alam
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Very Good

Pete
Thursday, September 26, 2019
At last a great move towards electronically working system. It will be a big time saving for all the ministry and the residents.

Charles
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Very good move!

Expat
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wow. It''s really a good move

NPK
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Excellent Move.

Gous Mohammed
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Truly appreciate efforts of the concerned authorities to make things easy for expatriates. Thanks.

Paresh Darji
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
next october means October 2020 ?

Hemant
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Very Good Decision taken for no need to be in que for long for our residency stamping

Mr. Achayan
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Finally, they don''t have to see our faces and we don''t have to see theirs... It''s win-win situation

altaf
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
VERY GUD MOOVE,I LIKE IT.

SABTAIN RAZA SIKANDER
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Good suggestion

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