Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Visa fees increase approved by DPM

New Fees Schedule Proposed
Visas ... Residence

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization and Residence Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah said the proposal to increase the fees on services provided to expatriates, including commercial and tourist visas, temporary residence, self-sponsorship and family residence has been approved by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid, reports Al- Rai daily.

The daily quoting the senior officials said the proposal has now been referred to the legal department before it can be approved and enforced. For example, Al-Jarrah said, a commercial visa for one month was free but now the applicant will have to pay KD 30.

Following is the complete list of the proposed increase in service fees.

Type of Service     Current Fees in KD        Proposed Fees in KD
Commercial visa          1 month free                            30
Tourist visa                  3 months free                            90
Temporary Residence         2                                    10
Government Residence        10                                    20
Private Sector Residence        10                                    20
Self Sponsorship (Article 24) 100                                    250
Dependent visa (children) 100                                    150
Dependent visa (parents)         200                                    400
Dependent visa (siblings) 200                                    400

Everyone should start making plans as it seems these fees are definitely heading for approval!

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