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Kuwait: Students Abroad Can Apply to Absence Leave

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 18 January 2023
Kuwait: Students Abroad Can Apply to Absence Leave

Kuwait residency holders completing their studies outside the country can apply through their guardians to the residency department affiliated with it and request an absence permit, the Director General of the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior, Major General Tawheed Al-Kandari told Al Jarida.

Students must submit proof from the university, as well as proof from the Kuwait Embassy in the concerned country to apply for an absence permit.

This also applies to humanitarian cases and patients with proof of health condition certified by the Kuwait Embassy in the same country. Those cases will be assessed by concerned authorities in the residency department.

Three months ago, the Nationality and Residence Affairs Sector said it would begin the electronic cancellation of employment residencies for those who have been outside the country for more than six months.

By calculating the period of their stay outside the country from 1 August 2022 until the end of the current month, their residency is automatically canceled in the application of the provisions of Article (12), Paragraph (3) of the Foreigners Residence Law Al-Khandari explained.