Expats to renew residence online very soon
KUWAIT CITY, September 24 :
Finally, more than 3 million expatriates working in the private sector can renew their residency electronically, in a step towards the completion of technical services and the application of e-government, to eliminate the paperwork and reduce the congestion in the corridors of ministries reports Al Qabas
The Ministry of Interior, is preparing to launch a new system to renew the residencies of Article 18 for civil sector workers, in October, in order to serve more than 3 million expatriates in the country.
This service, which will be launched by the Ministry of Interior through its website where it will be possible to renew the residence of the expatriate and his wife and children automatically without going to the passport offices/residence affairs in their governorates, nor carrying documents to review, this project is the largest and most important to keep up with the new vision of Kuwait towards the automation.
Sources also informed that with the support of the Economic Committee in the Council of Ministers has been completed linkages between government agencies, and the technical system will provide expats with a number of automated services, most notably the renewal of the residence of the expatriate and renewal of the residence of his wife, children and maid, in addition to another important service to come up is visit visa for relatives of parents, wife or children if they are not residing in the country .
These services come after the completion of the automated linking process between the Ministry of Interior and several related parties, most notably the General Manpower Authority as it is the body that has the data on the residence of expatriates and their relatives, and the General Authority for Civil Information regarding the names of expatriates as contained in Arabic and Latin and the Ministry of Health to collect fees automatically, and through The Ministry of Interior website will be charged the residence fees automatically through the company Knet competent to collect government fees, while the work of a new residence will be through the departments of residence affairs in the country at the moment.
According to the sources, this project came after the success of the project to renew the residences of domestic workers, which was approved months ago.
Sources informed the from year 2020 visit visas for relatives and parents will be made available online for expats.