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An estimate of the number of irregular residents by country of citizenship (01/07/2011)(Kuwait)

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Country of citizenship estimate of irregular residents
Afghanistan 1.015
Albania 9
Algeria 55
Armenia 6
Australia 240
Austria 39
Bangladesh 19.857
Belgium 0
Benin 4
Bosnia-Herzegovina 18
Brasil 15
Britain 996
Canada 184
Chad 25
China 280
Croatia 7
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 56
Denmark 82
Djibouti 0
Dominican Republic 45
Egypt 4.066
Eritrea 63
Ethiopia 741
France 175
Gambia 5
Georgia 4
Germany 143
Ghana 11
Holland 83
Hungary 9
India 12.184
Indonesia 6.684
Iran 1.493
Iraq 762
Ireland 40
Italy 160
Japan 69
Jordan 979
Kazakhstan  10
Kenya 9
Lebanon 664
Liberia 30
Libya 21
Macedonia 4
Madagascar 1
Malaysia 56
Mali 0
Mexico 9
Morocco 94
Myanmar 0
Nepal 1.266
New Zealand 29
Niger 5
Nigeria 26
Non-Kuwaiti 26
North Korea 28
Other African Nationalities 2
Other American Nationalities 0
Pakistan 2.808
Palestine 3
Palestinian from Egypt 217
Palestinian from Lebanon 28
Palestinian from Syria 15
Philippines 4.437
Poland 32
Portugal 14
Romania  26
Russia and USSR 84
Saudi 7
Serbia 7
Seychelles Islands 0
Sierra Leone 4
Slovakia 12
Somalia 167
South Africa 93
South Korea 43
Spain 51
Sri Lanka  10.382
Sudan 216
Sweden 41
Switzerland 16
Syria 2.092
Thailand 60
Tunisia 41
Turkey 506
U.S.A 3.914
Ukraine 21
Venezuela 9
Yemen 222
GRAND TOTAL 78.453

Source: Ministry of Interior

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Data collection methodology

 

Upon ministerial decision 1054/2011, a grace period extending from March 1st to June 30st, 2011 has been granted to illegal expatriates willing to either regularize their status with Ministry of Interior (for residency) and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL) (labour permits), or leave the country without penalty.

The illegal residents’ figure is obtained by substracting the regularized cases (departed, having adjusted their status) from the Ministry’s records on expatriates having failed to renew their residency documents upon expiry of the grace period (see table IRR 1.2).

The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Interior, General Department of Immigration

 

3. Data availability

 

Data have been obtained from the Ministry of Interior. They are not published or made available to the public.

 

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