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Residence permits by country of citizenship of holder (Kuwait) (2009; 2011; 2012) (some nationalities)

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Country of citizenship 2.009 2011 2012
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 15.495 15.378 15.162
Syria 131.115 132.001 133.873
Lebanon 43.345 42.311 42.105
Jordan 50.104 53.155 54.468
Palestine 0 8.048 578
Egypt 427.017 457.591 468.600
Other Arabs 29.936 24.629 25.259
Total Arab nationalities 697.012 733.113 740.045
OTHER COUNTRIES
Iran 46.799 43.793 42.128
Philippines 109.852 139.964 159.307
Pakistan 127.433 122.631 117.626
India 595.054 647.295 678.377
Bangladesh 208.614 195.540 185.434
Sri Lanka  101.418 110.830 107.713
Other nationalities 191.764 210.391 269.061
TOTAL ALL NATIONALITIES 2.077.946 2.203.557 2.299.691

Source: Ministry of Interior

 

 

ANNEXED NOTE

 

1. Definitions

 

Residency procedures do not apply to GCC nationals.

 

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

 

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.

Data presented in the table are stock data: all the non-national residents holding a residence permit on December 31st, the given year. The table excludes the Bidoun, the non-Kuwaiti GCC citizens and those in irregular situation.

 

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Interior

 

3. Period of data coverage

 

December 31st, 2011

 

4. Data availability

 

a- 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: September 3rd, 2013.

b- 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c- 2012 data is unpublished as of September 2013 and has been obtained from MoI.

 

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