Kuwait: Deportations from Kuwait by type (all charges; residence law violations) (2008-2017)
|administrative deportations||legal deportations||Total deportations|
|year||All charges||Residence law violations||All charges||Residence law violations||Deportations, all charges||Deportations, residency law violations|
Source: Ministry of Interior
all charges’ includes ‘residence law violation’
The Interior Minister can issue an order to deport a foreigner in the following cases:
1. If there is a court ruling ordering the deportation of the foreigner after serving a prison sentence (legal deportation).
2. If his/her presence in the country is judged detrimental to public order and security and 3. If he/she does not have an apparent source of income (administrative deportation).
The foreigner is then turned over to the Deportation Department, upon decision from the Ministry of Interior.
A deported foreigner will have his dependent family deported with him. Once the deported foreigner leaves the country, he/she is not allowed back to Kuwait,
unless the Interior Minister issues amnesty or pardon.
2. Institution which provides data
Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Planning
3. Data availability
Published in the CSB’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social Services and Security” and in the “Annual Bulletins of Social Statistics”.
Statistical Yearbooks are available online at: https://www.csb.gov.kw/Pages/Statistics_en?ID=18&ParentCatID=2 (website in English)
and at https://www.csb.gov.kw/Pages/Statistics?ID=18&ParentCatID=2 (Arabic website).
Volumes are bilingual (English and Arabic). Every Yearbook is published in PDF format since 2000 and in PDF and Excel formats since 2013.
Bulletins of Social Statistics are available in bilingual version, in PDF and Excel formats:
Date of access: February 2019.