Salary requirement – Visit visa

November 17, 20164 Comments

Quoted from Arabtimes – I want to apply for a visit visa for my mother-in-law because my wife is pregnant and currently admitted in Sabah Hospital. My salary is KD 250 but I have heard of an increased salary cap. Can you tell me whether I can apply for the visa or not.

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Answer: No, you can’t apply for the visit visa for your mother-in-law because you don’t meet the salary condition set recently by the new decision on the subject.

According to this decision, you need to have a salary of KD 200 to get a visit visa for the immediate family (wife and children) but you need to be earning (according to the work permit) at least KD 300 to get visit visas for the larger family (brothers, sisters and parents).

It also lays down the maximum age of 50 years for parents if you want visit visas for them. But you can apply for ‘special consideration’ to get their visas if they are over this age.

Source : Arabtimes

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    my husband working in kuwait from past 15 years. me and my daughter staying in India. his basic salary is 150 KD and gross around 190 KD..its unfortunate that we as a family can never visit kuwait..coz company will not increase salary, neither there is a option for the poor people to bring their family at least once in a life time to kuwait. anyways life must move on..

  2. Esmeraldo says:

    Hello I went this morning to farwanya immigration to get a visit visa for my 9 year old son but unfortunately my application is denied because my salary is only 450 kd they said I should have 450 salary to be able to get a visit visa for my son my question is when the ministry implemented the 450 kd for the visit visa requirement . Thank you

  3. Shiny says:

    My basic salary 260.I can bring my mother-in-law….

  4. Srinivasan says:

    Recently I read the websie that expatriates need a minimum KD 250 salary on their work permit to get a dependent visa for their family. I have an Technician visa and on my work permit it is mentioned that I have a KD 290 basic salary. Is that a problem to bring my wife to Kuwait on a dependent visa?

    Recently i saw website page

    Family – Dependent Visa in Kuwait
    According to latest law, retirement age for both Kuwaitis and expatriates working in public sector is 65, while the retirement age is 60 years for those working in private sector.

    A Spouse Visa, Family Visa, Child Visa, or Dependent Visa, are categories of Dependent Visa, wherein people from overseas can join visa holder (sponsor) in Kuwait, as their partners or family members. Any employee in Kuwait, who has obtained a residency, can sponsor his spouse, children or elderly dependent relatives to live with him/her in Kuwait. However, the permission to sponsor spouse and children is granted only to those who meet the minimum salary criteria.

    The Ministry of Interior has lowered the minimum monthly salary requirement for expatriates in both government and private sectors to KD250. Expatriates of all nationalities are allowed to sponsor their wives and children, if they are earning a minimum of KD250 a month.

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