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