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New fees for commercial, resident visas, and sponsorship proposed
September 16, 2015, 8:30 am
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Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization and Residence Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah said the proposal to increase the fees on services provided to expatriates, including commercial and tourist visas, temporary residence, self-sponsorship and family residence has been approved by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid, reports Al- Rai daily.

The daily quoting the senior officials said the proposal has now been referred to the legal department before it can be approved and enforced. For example, Al-Jarrah said, a commercial visa for one month was free but now the applicant will have to pay KD 30.

Following is the complete list of the proposed increase in service fees.

Type of Service                            Current fees in  KD         Proposed fees in KD

Commercial visa                                1 month free                           30
Tourist visa                                        3 months free                          90
Temporary Residence                                  2                                   10
Government Residence                              10                                  20
Private Sector Residence                           10                                  20
Self Sponsorship (Article 24)                      100                                250
Dependent visa (children)                           100                               150
Dependent visa (parents)                            200                               400
Dependent visa (siblings)                            200                               400

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