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Kuwait: Residence permits cancelled by type/ purpose of permit (2001-2011).

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reference of permit 14 17-18-19 20 22 23-24 Total permits
type/ purpose Temporary Labour Domestic help Dependant Other permits
of permit
2001 51,962 46,739 45,482 9,130 1,654 154,967
2002 83,019 53,580 37,850 9,108 1,448 185,005
2003 79,346 101,465 35,692 10,881 700 228,084
2004 190,301 128,584 106,599 13,582 512 439,578
2005 229,338 162,216 115,128 15,878 540 523,100
2006 194,504 163,559 118,343 14,167 430 491,003
2007 103,754 94,473 112,784 12,413 468 323,892
2008 65,056 89,370 92,301 12,588 215 259,530
2009 68,101 95,918 78,480 9,906 107 252,512
2010 99,533 129,640 82,170 8,451 199 319,993
2011 73,261 64,771 62,502 6,886 147 207,567
2012 68,392 57,431 45,200 7,512 103 178,638
2013 54,422 43,819 26,112 12,437 63 136,853

Source: Ministry of Interior’s records
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Definitions

The table refers to all types of residency permits, i.e. granted under articles 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 of the immigration regulations, cancelled during the given years.
A residence visa is cancelled if the holder leaves Kuwait for a continuous period of six months, after termination of his employment period or not. The only exceptions are for those who:
· Are studying abroad
· Are receiving necessary treatment abroad, or
· Are required by virtue of their work to be abroad,
In all three cases, permission has to be obtained before leaving Kuwait.

The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.
Residency procedures do not apply to GCC nationals.

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Ministry of Planning.

3. Period of data coverage

January 1st- December 31st, given years

4. Data availability

a- 2005-2009′ data is published in MoI’ 2009 Statistical Yearbook, in Chapter “Immigration statistics”, available online at: http://www.moi.gov.kw/portal/varabic/statistics/stats.htm
Last date of access: Sept.3rd, 2013.
b- 2007-2011′ data is tabulated in MoI’ 2011 Statistical Yearbook, in Chapter “Immigration statistics” (not available online). The volume may be directly obtained from MoI.
c- 2001-2010′ data is also available in the “Annual Bulletins of Social Statistics”, given years (data is not disagregated by nationality group or by citizenship of permit holder), available for download in PDF format of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) website.
http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx?ID=38
d- 2010-2013′ data is available in the report “Migration Statistics 2013”, published by the CSB.
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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