Kuwait has granted amnesty to 28,000 Indians

January 12, 20160 Comments

Kuwait has granted partial amnesty to 28,000 Indians -a large chunk of which comprises people from Tamil Nadu and Kerala -who fell afoul of visa and passport rules in he Gulf emirate.

Kuwait’s ministry of interior on Sunday said it would grant all illegal residents partial amnesty so hey could return to their home nations. Residency violators can pay fines and legalise their status or leave he country without officials blacklisting them.

This means that Kuwait will allow them to return to he emirate with new visas n the future. Unlike in previous years, however, it will not rescind the fines of residency violators, who will have to pay them to make use of the amnesty , Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain told TOI over telephone on Monday.

Kuwaiti director of public relations and security media department Brig Adel Al-Hashash said all residency affairs departments across the emirate are ready to rectify the legal status of violators, collect fines from them and make arrangements for them to leave Kuwait.

Source : Times of India


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