No Amnesty for expats. Indian Embassy advices not to spread false news
Kuwait: The Indian Embassy in Kuwait clarified that, no amnesty has been announced by the Kuwaiti authorities to visa/residency violators and news being circulated in the social media is fake. Embassy also urged all community members not to fall prey of such misleading information.
In a statement, embassy said that the Embassy has recently noticed that misleading news about of grant of amnesty to residence/visa violators in Kuwait by Ministry of Interior during the Holy month of Ramadan.
As per information available, no such amnesty has been announced by the Kuwaiti authorities to visa/residency violators and news being circulated in the social media is fake. Indian community is advised not to fall prey of such misleading information.
Embassy, in a statement said that there are about 29,000 Indian nationals staying in Kuwait due to visa/residency violations. The Embassy has been seeking assistance of local authorities for their early repatriation by instituting a bilateral mechanism for speedy processing of documents/completion of formalities and for travel to India. The modalities remain to be finalized.
The Embassy advises once again to all Indian nationals in Kuwait to abide by the laws and regulations of the land with regard to legal stay.