|16 April, 2017

Kuwait to increase expat residence fees

The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a decision to increase the proposed fees on the residence of foreigners in Kuwait

Image for illustrative purposes. Opposition lawmakers cheer at receiving the resignation of Kuwait's Finance Minister Mustapha al-Shamali after accusing him in parliament of failing to deal with alleged financial irregularities in his departments, at the Finance Ministry in Kuwait City May 24, 2012.

Image for illustrative purposes. Opposition lawmakers cheer at receiving the resignation of Kuwait's Finance Minister Mustapha al-Shamali after accusing him in parliament of failing to deal with alleged financial irregularities in his departments, at the Finance Ministry in Kuwait City May 24, 2012.

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KUWAIT CITY April 16

The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a decision to increase the proposed fees on the residence of foreigners in the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the decision the fees for dependents (joining the family) is set at KD 300.

The decision also includes a payment of KD 30 for each visit visa and temporary residence KD 20. The decision is expected to be referred to the National Assembly for approval.

Meanwhile, according to other reports a decision is in the offing to increase traffic fines and intensification of penalties to deter those who commit serious traffic violations.

According a statement from the General Traffic Directorate these violations pose a serious danger to pedestrians and other motorists and put their lives at great risk.

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