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Residence permits cancelled by type/purpose of permit and sex of holder (2001-2013)

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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
 
year males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total males females total
2001 32,881 19,081 51,962 42,925 3,814 46,739 10,401 35,081 45,482 3,142 5,988 9,130 1,558 96 1,654 90,907 64,060 154,967
2002 49,559 33,460 83,019 49,260 4,320 53,580 9,374 28,476 37,850 3,327 5,781 9,108 1,389 59 1,448 112,909 72,096 185,005
2003 55,055 24,291 79,346 93,589 7,876 101,465 10,827 24,865 35,692 4,101 6,780 10,881 623 77 700 164,195 63,889 228,084
2004 141,923 48,378 190,301 117,924 10,660 128,584 35,147 71,452 106,599 5,429 8,153 13,582 280 232 512 300,703 138,875 439,578
2005 183,631 45,707 229,338 150,667 11,549 162,216 43,231 71,897 115,128 6,660 9,218 15,878 340 200 540 384,529 138,571 523,100
2006 157,878 36,626 194,504 152,617 10,942 163,559 43,899 74,444 118,343 5,489 8,678 14,167 300 130 430 360,183 130,820 491,003
2007 22,709 81,045 103,754 7,870 86,603 94,473 75,088 37,696 112,784 7,875 4,538 12,413 123 345 468 113,665 210,227 323,892
2008 48,490 16,566 65,056 82,803 6,567 89,370 28,088 64,213 92,301 4,291 8,297 12,588 168 47 215 163,840 95,690 259,530
2009 54,941 13,160 68,101 89,180 6,738 95,918 21,453 57,027 78,480 3,674 6,232 9,906 72 35 107 169,320 83,192 252,512
2010 81,999 17,534 99,533 119,478 10,162 129,640 20,378 61,792 82,170 2,974 5,477 8,451 146 53 199 224,975 95,018 319,993
2011 61,269 11,992 73,261 59,483 5,288 64,771 15,643 46,859 62,502 2,393 4,493 6,886 91 56 147 138,879 68,688 207,567
2012 59,906 8,486 68,392 52,453 4,978 57,431 12,456 32,744 45,200 2,638 4,874 7,512 68 35 103 127,521 51,117 178,638
2013 47,665 6,757 54,422 39,895 3,924 43,819 8,068 18,044 26,112 4,323 8,114 12,437 36 27 63 99,987 36,866 136,853

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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