Kuwait bans expatriate family visit visas

September 11, 2012

Kuwait is to restrict family visit visas to the spouse and children of each expatriate applicant.

“The Interior Ministry has informed all the immigration directorates to limit the family visit applications by all expatriates in Kuwait to the spouse and children, and not to consider applications for other relatives,” sources told local news site Al Aan.

The ban applies to Arab and non-Arab nationalities, the sources said.

The decision was reportedly taken in view of the difficult living standards and security situations in some countries.

“The immigration directorates have received thousands of family visit applications to bring in mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, which has resulted in their accumulation,” the sources said. “The ban means that the applications will be discarded.”




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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