Kuwait restricts expat children’s residency amid growing calls to reduce foreigners

Kuwait Daily News | Aug 2, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • The transfer of residency permits of children of expatriates to their mothers has been halted in Kuwait as the country seeks to reduce the expatriate population, local media reported.
  • There have been growing calls in Kuwait to address the issue of “demographic imbalance” with the foreigners making up 70 percent of the current population while citizens just account for the remaining 30 percent.
  • Exceptions have been made for three categories of workers: Female teachers employed by the Education Ministry, female health care workers at the Health Ministry and women doctors working at the General Directorate of Criminal Evidence.