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Minimum salary of KD500 for expatriates to apply for visit visas
January 12, 2019, 4:55 pm

Expatriates can apply for visit visas for their parents provided their monthly salaries are not less than KD500, according to new regulations issued by the Ministry of Interior’s General Department for Residency Affairs.

The visa duration would be decided by the concerned authorities and could either be a family visa valid for 30 days, or tourist visa for 90 days, based on the sponsor’s profession, circumstances, and purpose of the visit.

With regard to visa for siblings, expatriates can only apply for family visit visa with a duration of 30 days. Extending the duration of all types of visas still remains suspended.

In order to reduce the pressure and crowds at passport offices, the Assistant Undersecretary for Residency Affairs Major General Talal Marafi had recently issued a decision that allowed members of the expatriates immediate family (father, mother and parents of the wife) to stay for three months instead of one month while on visit.

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