Since 2011 and until January 2016, some 7,670 illegal residents have adjusted their status in Kuwait, the Central Agency for Remedying of the Illegal Residents’ Status announced yesterday. The illegal residents have adjusted their status, reverting back to their Saudi, Iraqi, Iranian, Jordanian, and other nationalities, said Colonel Mohammad Al-Wohaib, Head of the status adjustment department of the apparatus. He called on illegal residents, who are yet to adjust their status in the country, to visit the headquarters of the central apparatus to do the necessary measures needed.
Wohaib affirmed that those complying with the law will be given residency visas which could be renewed every five years in addition to healthcare, education and ration cards. Other privileges such as priority in employment after Kuwaiti nationals and facilitating procedures for obtaining driving licenses will also apply upon adjustment of their status, said the official.