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Residence permits by country of citizenship of holder (Kuwait) (2012)

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Country of citizenship All residence permits
ARAB COUNTRIES
Iraq 15.262
Syria 135.554
Lebanon 42.586
Jordan 55.081
Yemen 10.762
Palestine 579
Algeria 845
Egypt 482.692
Morocco 3.495
Tunisia 2.863
Libya 149
Palestinian from Egypt 6.153
Palestinian from Lebanon 962
Palestinian from Syria 372
Palestinian from Iraq 3
Non-Kuwaiti 6
Saudi 1
Total 757.365
ASIA
Afghanistan 13.689
Uzbekistan 114
Kyrgyzstan 58
Tajikstan 34
Kazakhstan  34
Mongolia 16
Turkey 2.272
Iran 42.638
Malaysia 441
Japan 126
Indonesia 14.036
Philippines 161.742
Pakistan 120.040
India 692.525
China 3.903
Taiwan 19
South Korea 1.118
Singapore 59
Bangladesh 190.171
Thailand 2.463
Sri Lanka  109.860
Nepal 55.486
Bhutan 23
North Korea 3.571
Vietnam 598
Cambodia 47
Myanmar 349
Other Asian Nationalities 87
Total 1.415.519
EUROPE
Britain 4.177
Ireland 213
France 908
Holland 292
Belgium 94
Italy 405
Malta 23
Sweden 268
Norway 57
Switzerland 46
Austria 107
Germany 552
Spain 201
Portugal 138
Denmark 198
Greece 137
Cyprus 33
Czech Republic 80
Hungary 217
Slovakia 102
Finland 31
Lithuania 15
Poland 257
Russia and USSR 753
Ukraine 303
Moldova 33
Belarus 58
Bosnia-Herzegovina 214
Macedonia 68
Croatia 58
Serbia 211
Yugoslavia 104
Romania  617
Bulgaria 493
Albania 68
Kosovo 23
Armenia 246
Georgia 99
Azerbaidjan  66
Other European Nationalities 75
Total 12.040
AFRICA
Ethiopia 77.279
Eritrea 1.135
Sudan 4.551
Senegal 183
Gambia 37
Guinea 47
Mauritania 142
Mali 94
Niger 139
Burkina Faso 42
Benin 158
Liberia 200
Sierra Leone 122
Togo 81
Ivory Coast 33
Nigeria 547
South Africa 635
Swaziland 21
Zimbabwe 72
Chad 162
Cameroon 24
Somalia 3.661
Djibouti 49
Madagascar 1.225
Mauritius 41
Ghana 791
Uganda 280
Malawi 25
Tanzania 69
Kenya 261
Comore Islands 78
Seychelles Islands 17
Other African Nationalities 123
Total 92.324
AMERICA AND OCEANIA
U.S.A 13.267
Canada 6.530
Dominican Republic 285
Venezuela 224
Colombia 94
Trinidad and Tobago 24
Granada 17
Jamaica 17
Mexico 60
Brasil 198
Bolivia 55
Peru 19
Ecuador 21
Argentina 88
Australia 1.058
New Zealand 311
Fiji Islands 56
Other American and Oceanian Nationalities 111
Total 22.436
U.N. 6
Unknown Nationalities 1
GRAND TOTAL 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 Bedoon, 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, 2012

 

4. Data availability

 

Data on residence permits by country of citizenship is not published by Kuwaiti authorities (as of September 15th, 2013). The present data has been obtained from MoI.

 

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