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Report: Kuwait not to renew work, residency permits for expats aged 60

  • Published at 02:42 pm November 15th, 2020
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File photo: Repatriated Kuwaitis from Amman, wearing protective face masks and suits, are seen after arriving at the Kuwait Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Kuwait City, Kuwait April 21, 2020 Reuters

Ban in Kuwait to take effect starting January 1 with departure limit set for 3 months, the report said

Kuwait will start implementing its decision to ban renewal of work and residency permits for expatriates who reach the age of 60.

The decision was reportedly taken seeking to redress a demographic imbalance in the middle-eastern nation, Kuwait newspaper Al Anba reported Saturday quoting an unnamed official at the state agency.

The report also mentioned that the Kuwaiti Public Authority of Manpower has been working on a mechanism for those covered by the ban based on the expiry dates of their residency permits.

“The departure decision takes effect as of the start of the New Year. The Manpower Authority will not renew the work permit and consequently the work contract will end automatically,” a state official told the newspaper.

The deadline for those covered by the ban to leave Kuwait is set by the General Department of Residency Affairs from one to three months, the report said quoting the official.

In recent months, there have been increasing calls in Kuwait for curbing foreigners’ employment amid accusations that migrant workers have strained the country’s infrastructure facilities, the report 

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