|10 February, 2020

Kuwait's private companies can renew expats residence online

Each company will have its own password to enter the system and follow the steps to renew the residency for expats

Panoramic view of Kuwait City skyline at down. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Panoramic view of Kuwait City skyline at down. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Residence Affairs, Major General Talal Marafi, announced that residence renewal of Article 18 can be done online starting from next month (March 2020) reports Al Qabas.

With newly automated system linked with companies and institutions allows to renew the residence of expatriates online without visiting any of the six governorates residence affairs department.

He further stated that each company will have its own password to enter the system and follow the steps to renew the residency for expats without any complications or security breach from hackers.

Currently certain employees of companies and institutions are being trained on a new system by MOI staff. This service will benefit one and half million expats, this comes as a second stage after implementation of Article 20 (domestic workers) residence renewal. Next step will be residence for newly joining dependents of expats.

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