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Embassy of India issues advisory on MoI amnesty

The Indian Embassy issued an advisory to Indian nationals in Kuwait regarding the amnesty granted by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to residency-law violators in the country.

The advisory stated that Indian nationals who have lost their passports and wish to apply for Emergency Certificates (EC) to go back to India under the recently announced Amnesty scheme of Kuwait, are required to fill relevant application forms and submit documents along with necessary charges, at any one of the three Indian Consular Application Centers (ICAC) managed by BLS.

Those who have already filled EC forms and obtained the requisite tokens from the Embassy are advised to visit BLS Centres on the date mentioned in the token, for submission of EC application with the mandated EC fee. The embassy added that since all tokens for 21 March to 8 April are already booked, BLS Centers will only accept these token holders during this period.

After submission, the applicant is required to visit the Embassy on the next working day on the specified time given by BLS, for interview and collection of ECs. It may be noted that henceforth, tokens will be issued only at the three BLS Centers and not at the Embassy.

Applicants for tokens are therefore requested to visit the BLS Centers only from 2pm-4pm on all working days (except Friday) to get a token for the submission of the EC forms for the next available dates. Those who do not take advance tokens will be accommodated only if there is any slot available after 8 April. Moreover, all applicants must ensure that the details requested in the form are filled accurately or it would not be accepted.

The Embassy added that if a person wishing to avail of the amnesty and rectify their residential status by paying the requisite penalties finds that their passport is expired, they can apply for reissuing the passport to any of the three BLS Centers along with the prescribed undertaking signed by the new sponsor and his or her civil ID copy, and other required documents and fee.

Addresses of the three ICAC in Kuwait are as follows:

  • BLS International Ltd., Kuwait City: 3rd Floor, Al Jawhara Tower, Ali Al Salem Street, Kuwait City (Same building that has offices of Indigo Airlines)
  • BLS International Ltd., Jleeb Al Shuyoukh: Nesto Hypermarket Building (Old Olive Hypermarket), Mezzanine Floor, Jleeb Al Shuwaikh, Kuwait
  • BLS International Ltd., Fahaheel: Al Anoud Shopping Complex, Mezzanine floor, Mekka Street, Fahaheel.

For more details you can contact ICAC on +965-65506360 (Whatsapp) and +965-22211228 (Call center).

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