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Expats can return to Kuwait without biometric fingerprinting

Expatriates who have not undergone fingerprinting will be required to do so upon their return, either at the airport or at fingerprinting centers, a security sources said

  • The biometric fingerprint is only taken once and is transformed into digital evidence, enabling security services to verify the identity of any person and permanently prevent the entry of deported or banned individuals.

A security source has confirmed that expatriates can return to Kuwait without having undergone biometric fingerprinting, and that rumors suggesting otherwise, such as expatriates being denied entry after the Ministry of Interior’s June 1st deadline for biometric fingerprinting, are unfounded.

The source stated that the “deadline” period set by the Ministry of Interior is sufficient and allows all citizens and residents who have not undergone fingerprinting to do so. They indicated that failure to undergo fingerprinting will result in halting the transactions of non-compliant individuals with the Ministry of Interior, but it will not prevent them from entering the country.

The source stated that expatriates who have not undergone fingerprinting will be required to do so upon their return, either at the airport or at fingerprinting centers located in the six governorates of Kuwait and shopping centers. They stressed that the biometric fingerprint is only taken once and is transformed into digital evidence, enabling security services to verify the identity of any person and permanently prevent the entry of deported or banned individuals.



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