In­di­ans lead as ex­pa­tri­ate numbers rise

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - By A Saleh

The in­te­rior min­istry’s res­i­dency af­fairs de­part­ment stated that the to­tal num­ber of ex­pa­tri­ates hold­ing valid res­i­dency visas in Kuwait is 2,670,000, in­clud­ing 901,000 In­di­ans (an in­crease of 100,000 in six months), fol­lowed by 587,000 Egyp­tians. The num­ber of Syr­i­ans has been sta­ble for six months at 145,000.

Sta­tis­tics also showed that Bangladeshis num­ber 202,000 (an in­crease of 60,000 in six months), 243,000 res­i­dents from the Philip­pines, 39,000 Ira­ni­ans and 60,000 Nepalese. The sta­tis­tics also showed that 665,000 peo­ple held ar­ti­cle 20 visas for do­mes­tic work, 108,000 held ar­ti­cle 17 visas for govern­ment jobs and 1,350,000 res­i­dents work­ing for the pri­vate sec­tor held ar­ti­cle 18 visas. A re­port in Al-Sha­hed daily ear­lier this month said of­fi­cial fig­ures in­di­cate seven na­tion­al­i­ties make up more than 90 per­cent of the for­eign­ers liv­ing in Kuwait.

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