Over 1.15 Million Expat Visas in Kuwait Were Cancelled in 3 Years

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 May 2023
Over 1.15 Million Expat Visas in Kuwait Were Cancelled in 3 Years

More than 1.15 million expats in Kuwait were revoked in the past three years, official government data revealed. 

This number includes 67,000 people who left Kuwait between January 2022 and April 2023. Of these, 11,000 were deported in the first 4 months of this year, while 56,279 expats were canceled in 2022. 

The revocation of these expats was attributed to the desire of residency owners to leave, deportation decisions for violating work and residency laws, and more.

Moreover, approximately 227,000 expats left the Gulf country in 2021, including about 160,000 leaving without compensation, most of whom were working in the private and family sectors as domestic workers.

Two activities experienced a decrease in employment; the accommodation and restaurant sector, which saw a decrease of 59,000 workers, and the professional, scientific, and technical activities sector, which also witnessed a decrease of 7,000 workers.

Data released by the Public Authority for Civil Information showed that only the Ethiopian, Afghani, and Iranian communities residing in Kuwait recorded a decrease in their total numbers as of the end of 2022.

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