Countdown to Kuwait Crackdown Starts

With only 8 days left until the June 17 deadline set by the Ministry of Interior for residency violators to correct their status, the Ministry is speeding up the processing of applications, reports Al-Rai daily. Over the past two months, about 1,000 violators per day have visited Residence Affairs Departments across the six governorates, as well as additional centers in Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Raqi, to rectify their status. Brigadier General Mazyad Al-Mutairi emphasized that the extension, ordered by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef, is a humanitarian gesture. The three-month period from March 17 to June 17 is a rare opportunity. After the deadline, a strict security plan will be enforced, with no tolerance for violators and those who harbor them. Measures will be taken to control and deport violators. Al-Mutairi mentioned that six departments are receiving violators in the morning, and two centers are operating in the evening for those choosing to leave. Upcoming campaigns will ensure no violator is overlooked, targeting all governorates and companies employing violators. Arrested violators will be detained, fingerprinted, and deported, with investigations to identify their employers and those who sheltered them.

Deported individuals will face a lifetime ban from re-entering Kuwait and Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Major General Ali Al-Adwani stated that violators pose a threat to security and society, so strict measures have been implemented with the Ministry of Interior. The era of leniency is over; violators will face full legal consequences. Current violators and those with expiring residency are urged to cooperate with security personnel. Citizens and residents are asked not to harbor or employ violators but to report them promptly.

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