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Regularizations of status by country of citizenship of irregular residents (Kuwait) (01/07/2011)

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Country of citizenship Regularizations of status
Afghanistan 216
Albania 1
Algeria 3
Armenia 2
Australia 2
Austria 2
Bangladesh 1.271
Belgium 0
Benin 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Brasil 1
Britain 17
Canada 28
Chad 4
China 40
Croatia 0
Cyprus 0
Czech Republic 0
Denmark 1
Djibouti 1
Dominican Republic 4
Egypt 2.740
Eritrea 13
Ethiopia 582
France 2
Gambia 1
Georgia 0
Germany 4
Ghana 7
Holland 2
Hungary 3
India 2.664
Indonesia 399
Iran 304
Iraq 136
Ireland 2
Italy 2
Japan 2
Jordan 274
Kazakhstan  0
Kenya 1
Lebanon 228
Liberia 5
Libya 0
Macedonia 0
Madagascar 1
Malaysia 1
Mali 0
Mexico 1
Morocco 33
Myanmar 1
Nepal 487
New Zealand 1
Niger 0
Nigeria 2
Non-Kuwaiti 1
North Korea 11
Other African Nationalities 2
Other American Nationalities 1
Pakistan 1.051
Palestine 6
Palestinian from Egypt 30
Palestinian from Lebanon 2
Palestinian from Syria 6
Philippines 1.006
Poland 4
Portugal 0
Romania  2
Russia and USSR 2
Saudi 1
Serbia 1
Seychelles Islands 0
Sierra Leone 0
Slovakia 1
Somalia 32
South Africa 1
South Korea 6
Spain 0
Sri Lanka  916
Sudan 32
Sweden 0
Switzerland 1
Syria 873
Thailand 3
Tunisia 14
Turkey 18
U.S.A 72
Ukraine 4
Venezuela 1
Yemen 60
GRAND TOTAL 13.653

Source: Ministry of Interior

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Data collection methodology

 

Ministerial decision 1054/2011 granted a four-months grace period (March 1st to June 30st, 2011) to illegal expatriates willing to regularize their status with Ministry of Interior (residency) and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL) (labour permits), or leave the country without penalty.

The regularizations’ figure is taken from the Ministry of Interior’s records upon expiry of the grace period.

The bidoun, a stateless population, are not included in the residency documents holders.

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Interior, General Department of Immigration

 

3. Data availability

 

Data have been obtained from the Ministry of Interior. They are not published or made available to the public.

 

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