Good News: Kuwait to grant 3-month visit visa!
Excerpt from Arabtimes today:
“HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has decided to grant visit visas for three months,” Al-Anba daily quoted acting Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs and Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Thabet Al-Muhanna as saying. Calling it a historic decision, Al-Muhanna said, the state of Kuwait has decided to revert back to its earlier policy of granting visit visas for three months and these visas will no longer be restricted to first-degree relatives. Furthermore, visit visas will be granted to all categories of people, including unskilled laborers and these visas can be converted into dependent visas from now onwards.
Kuwait’s law of issuing visa is really unpredictable, whatever is applicable now will not be applicable tomorrow, they didn’t have a permanent law but I’m glad that they brought back the 3 months visit visa duration and the most inportant thing, it can be converted to dependent visa like the way it used to be. I can’t think of any valid reason for sending the expat way back home just to change his/her visa into a dependent one when it could be possible to change it without travelling! Anyway, thanks that they lifted that law and they brought back the old one, I hope this will not be changed anymore 🙂