Kuwait will stop issuing visas during month of Ramadan

May 20, 20164 Comments

Kuwait said it will stop issuing visas to religious personalities who plan to visit Kuwait during the holy month of Ramadan because they are known for their controversial views, reports a local Arabic daily.

The daily added, these people traditionally visit the country to deliver sermons and lectures during Ramadan. The Interior Ministry during a meeting with other government institutions and security agencies has said it wants the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to provide it with the names of religious figures it wants to invite to Kuwait. The Interior Ministry explained it needs time to check the backgrounds of these people before taking a decision of issuing them the visa or denying it.

The ministry is also planning to limit visits by people from specific countries to Kuwait during Ramadan, particularly the Syrians, Jordanians, Iraqis and Yemenis, according to Al-Rai daily.

The meeting also recommended that donations in cash will be banned at all mosques and places of worship and that they would be limited to charity organizations licensed by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

Tents, which are traditionally set up near mosques during Ramadan to allow more space for breaking fast collectively or holding gatherings, will be strictly banned and any offender will be held accountable.

Surveillances of mosques and places of worship will be reinforced during Ramadan and the festive celebrations that follow it, the Interior Ministry said.

Source : Arabtime

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  1. Abu Taher says:

    I am a Bangladeshi and I want to bring my family to Kuwait.
    I am working with IT-Department Global Clearing house system
    in custom project and my salary is KD 417.
    Will I be able to bring my family to Kuwait.
    Do you have any idea whether the Kuwait government
    plans to lift ban on family visas for Bangladeshi.

  2. David Lowry The majority of people have salaires below 120, OK if KD 150, after all local expensis they have remain 100 (At least KD 50 is a person's montly expenses for an ordinary life). In these tents only those guys come which I explaned above. 2) majority of expats coming from poor area of non developed countries. There main mission is to save money, to get rid of debts and intrest they took for visa. So if they have some some saving in this month in some way then why they restrict it.

  3. I'm curious why you suggest 1) that only expats are poor and 2) why only expats enjoy the free meal?

  4. Kuwait is a peaceful country then why do they take so much precautionary steps. Now there is also no tenting for breaking fast. So the poor people definitely expats could not enjoy the free meal during Ramadan. What if the poor expats get the meal free of cost in Ramadan?

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