Municipality eyes strict measures against violators of building rules

Specialized committee formedHead of the Building Violations Committee, Advisor Amsha Al-Waalan, affirmed that Kuwait Municipality in amendment to the previous municipality Law 5/2005 sought to put in place decisive legal texts to govern control of the phenomenon of building violations and limit them...

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75,000 iqamas lapse; curbs on expats over 60

The total number of residents who lost their Kuwait residency visas because they failed to renew them online while out of the country has increased to around 75,000, security sources told Al-Rai daily, blaming the residents themselves or their sponsors for losing their visas as they had not seized the opportunity...

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Moves to impose fees on beach-goers pondered

Municipal Council members have different views on whether the idea of imposing symbolic fees on citizens and residents to enter public beaches is feasible or not. Some of the council members are against restricting visitors to the beaches, while others called for specifying beaches and then impose fees...

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MOI denies writing off traffic fines for Kuwaitis and expats

The Ministry of Interior denied news published on some social media platforms recently that it has written off the fines imposed on citizens and residents who violated the Traffic Law, reports Al-Jarida daily.In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department disclosed the ministry...

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717 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths in Kuwait

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said that 717 people tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), while three patients died of the disease in the past 24 hours.From 717 cases of infection included 470 cases of Kuwaiti citizens, and 247 cases for non-Kuwaitis.Infection as per health districts,...

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New residency bill – KD 4 fine daily for violation, KD 10 for overstaying visit, KD 2,000 for not registering a child.

While many are still trying to understand the new draft law on residency of foreigners , which was approved by the Council of Ministers during its meeting held a few days ago, informed sources denied that the law sets a higher time limit for an expatriate’s stay in the country or that it has been set at “five...

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New residency law to come into effect

The new residency law will come into effect as soon as it is published in the official gazette. Among the articles of the new law is an expat can stamp residence upto 5 yrs and for a expat business man for period of 10 yrs.A Kuwaiti female citizen must obtain a residence permit for her foreign husband...

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692 recover from coronavirus in Kuwait

The Ministry of Health stated that the number of coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait rose by 692 in past 24 hrs, total recoveries are no 65,451.This comes after the necessary health checks and safety procedures were carried out proving the cases to be negative, according to a ministry statement.(KUNA)Source...

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MOH is following up developments on Russian vaccine

After the recent announcement made by Russia to adopt the first Russian vaccine against COVID-19 amid expectations to begin production in September, Ministry of Health in Kuwait has begun following the latest developments and clinical trials for any COVID-19 vaccine that is officially approved by the World...

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3 months imprisonment with KD 5,000 fine for those who break home quarantine rule

The Ministry of Health stated that expats coming from abroad if they violate home quarantine rule will be refereed to the judicial authority.As per the paragraph 1 of Article 17 amended by Article 1 of Law No. 4 of 2020, violator shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding three months and a fine...

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