Kuwait: Foreign residents who overstayed their legal period of residence by nationality group (2010-2013)
|Nationality group||Number of expired residency holders||%||Number of expired residency holders||%||Number of expired residency holders||%||Number of expired residency holders||%|
|Non-Arab Asian countries||2,774||78.2||4,341||76.2||7,053||73.6||10,536||64.7|
|Non-Arab African countries||79||2.2||485||8.5||1,261||13.2||3,349||20.6|
|Central and South America||5||0.1||2||0.0||5||0.1||13||0.1|
|Australia and Oceania||3||0.1||15||0.3||0||0.0||11||0.1|
Source: Ministry of Interior
The figures refer to foreign residents who are still living in Kuwait at the end of the reference year, but were found contravening the law on residency by staying beyond the period of validity of their residency document.
Residency procedures do not apply to nationals of other GCC countries.
The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.
The figures concern previous holders of all categories of residency permits: labour (number 14-temporary; 17- government labour; 18- private sector labour; 19- business; 20- domestic labour)
and other categories (22- family dependents; 23- student; 24- self-sponsorship).
2. Institution which provides data
Ministry of Interior (MoI) and 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 reproduces Ministry of Interior’s (Directorate of Migration’s) 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)
Date of access: May 2015.