| 5 February 2023, Sunday |

Kuwait bans 100 expats, including Lebanese, from renewing residency permits!

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Qabas,” the State Security Service has named 100 expatriates of various nationalities who are prohibited from renewing their residencies in the country when they expire, and thus they and their families must leave as soon as their residencies expire.

According to security sources, “the vast majority of persons who are banned from renewing their residency claim Lebanese citizenship, and the remainder are of various and many nationalities, most notably Iranian, Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghani, Bengali, and Egyptian.”

According to the sources, “Kuwait’s security is a red line, and no one who represents any form of threat to the homeland’s security will be allowed to remain on its territory.”

“Some of these Lebanese expatriates are suspected of belonging or of their first or second degree relatives to Hezbollah, while others are of other nationalities, including people who have previously been accused in serious cases such as money laundering and other sensitive issues,” the newspaper explained.

According to the sources, “a number of those who are banned from renewing their residencies learned this when reviewing the residency affairs departments in the six governorates, and they were advised to leave the nation and their families immediately.”

According to the sources, “the State Security Service is being keen on preserving the country’s internal security,” noting that senior security leaders issued clear instructions not to be lenient in that file, and not to respond to any pressures or “intermediaries,” whatsoever.

  • Sawt Beirut International