KUWAIT CITY, 17 August – The Ministry Of Interior has issued verbal instructions to the Residency Affairs Department in all six governorates to stop issuing family and visit visas to expats until further notice.
Only doctors and Europeans who apply for online visa will be excluded from this decision. Those who have been already issued family visas don’t come under these new instructions. New procedures and conditions are being implemented which will be approved after the study is done.
The decision comes after another announcement in June when Kuwait announced the suspension of tourist visas until further notice.
Kuwait’s interior ministry said back then that it has suspended issuing tourist visas for those wishing to visit the gulf state.
“The interior ministry has announced that it has stopped issuing family and tourist visit visas from Monday until further notice,” read a statement on state-run news agency KUNA.
The decision comes in light of preparations for a new regulations to serve the interests and develop the process, it said.
Source: Zawya/Arab News