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Kuwait: Article 23 (Student) residence permits granted by nationality group and sex of holder (2010-2013)

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2010 2011 2012 2013
Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Arab countries 71 16 87 68 15 83 76 16 92 70 16 86
Non-Arab Asian countries 206 92 298 221 97 318 240 94 334 245 89 334
Non-Arab African countries 253 57 310 262 57 319 286 57 343 285 56 341
Europe 20 7 27 17 14 31 24 17 41 19 17 36
North America 10 5 15 11 3 14 6 5 11 6 9 15
Central and South America 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia and Oceania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 561 177 738 579 186 765 632 189 821 625 187 812

Source: Ministry of Interior
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Definitions

Residency procedures do not apply to GCC nationals.
The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.
Data presented in the table are stock data: all the non-national residents holding a residence permit on December 31st, the given year. The table excludes the Bedoon, the non-Kuwaiti GCC citizens and those in irregular situation.

Totals for the year 2012 presented here differ slightly from totals in other tables pertaining to this year published in the database.

2. Institution which provides data

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Planning.

3. Period of data coverage

December 31st, given years.

4. Data availability

The present data is taken from the report “Migration Statistics 2013”, published by the CSB.
The report processes Ministry of Interior’s (Directorate of Migration’s) raw figures of permits granted to foreign residents by type/ purpose of permit, sex and regional origin of holder, for the years 2010 to 2013.
The report (in Arabic, PDF format with Excel tables) is available on CSB’s website (Population Statistics, then Migration Statistics)
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic.aspx?ID=56

Date of access: May 2015.

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