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Kuwait: Deportations from Kuwait by type (all charges; residence law violations) (2008-2017)

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administrative deportations legal deportations Total deportations
year All charges Residence law violations All charges Residence law violations Deportations, all charges Deportations, residency law violations
2008 20,457 15,467 819 28 21,276 15,495
2009 23,024 16,141 925 24 23,949 16,165
2010 24,138 9,750 1,011 33 25,149 9,783
2011 14,679 4,708 1,242 54 15,921 4,762
2012 15,259 4,479 1,045 43 16,304 4,522
2013 22,356 7,304 948 64 23,304 7,368
2014 20,766 5,015 598 22 21,364 5,037
2015 23,979 5,490 708 29 24,687 5,519
2016 30,391 6,211 853 41 31,244 6,252
2017 27,175 6,089 745 23 27,920 6,112

Source: Ministry of Interior
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Definitions
 
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:
https://www.csb.gov.kw/Pages/Statistics_en?ID=40&ParentCatID=70

Date of access: February 2019.

 

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