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Kuwait reopens family visas with new conditions

The Ministry of Interior has announced the reopening of Family visa applications with new conditions, starting from Sunday, 28th January. This decision comes as per the instructions of Sheikh Fahd Yousef Saud Al-Sabah, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Acting Minister of Interior.

The announcement follows the issuance of Ministerial Resolution No. 56 of 2024, which establishes new conditions and controls for issuing entry visas to join family members. Under the new resolution, individuals seeking to bring their family members to Kuwait must meet certain requirements. The salary requirement has been raised to 800 KD, and the person must possess university qualifications. Additionally, the applicant’s profession in the country will be taken into consideration.

This decision to reopen family visas comes as a relief for many expatriate workers in Kuwait who have been eagerly waiting to reunite with their loved ones. The new regulations aim to ensure that individuals applying for family visas meet certain financial and educational criteria, thereby strengthening the country’s economic stability. It is important to note that the Ministry of Interior will begin accepting applications in various residency affairs departments across the country, in accordance with the new controls and conditions outlined in the ministerial resolution.

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