Expatriate deportation in Kuwait

Kuwaiti MP Safaa Al-Hashim has submitted a parliamentary proposal setting out the cases that should be deported from expatriates and preventing them from returning to the country again.

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper "Al-Jarida", the MP pointed out that her proposal "with the aim of modifying the demographics and safeguarding the right of citizens"

Al-Hashim said in the preamble of the proposal, “Due to the different demographics in Kuwait and the arrival of the equation to a dangerous indicator, which caused great confusion in the society, and increase the spread of crime from violators of the residency law or breach of complex agreements with expatriates to work in more than one job and the lack of procedures safeguarding citizens' rights. So I made the suggestion that expatriates should be deported in these cases. ”

The proposal puts 11 cases in which the expatriate should be deported and not returned to the country again, such as expired residences, those who work at a non-sponsor, and whose profession in residence does not match reality, as well as those who work directly or indirectly in the field of trade and for his own account. At the same time with loose and redundant labor with inspection of work permits and company licenses to identify fake companies.

Among the cases reported by Al-Hashem are construction workers who are over forty years old or who suffer from any disability or diseases. The obligation of the project contractor to remove the workers from the country in the event of the completion of the project. And deport the rest of its members and prevent them from recruiting again.

Al-Hashim stressed that if the expatriate is deported, his family will be deported with him, and that those who have already had judicial or legal rulings will be deported, even if their sentence has been implemented or exempted.

Al-Hashem wants the expatriate to be deported to his country when three traffic violations are committed and his violations reach the legal limit.

She added that each expatriate has expired one of his papers or proofs and did not renew it will apply the right of deportation and a fine of 500 Kuwaiti dinars and the fine of the Kuwaiti continued to an expatriate or an operator without a node all travel costs of the expatriate.

The proposal included blacklisting the expelled expatriate and preventing him from re-entering Kuwait.
Al-Hashim pointed out, according to her proposal, that whoever resettles those who do not have a legal residence or harbors violators of the residency regulations shall be considered a sneaker and shall be subject to the law on a case-by-case basis.

Al-Hashim proposes that the expatriate's residence in the State of Kuwait should not exceed five years and that the renewal should be done up to a maximum of five years, as well as linking the expatriate's residence to dependence and exclusion on his educational level and qualification.


The number of arrivals in Kuwait is estimated at 3.5 million, according to Saad al-Ajmi, head of the Kuwait Workers' Union.