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Panel ‘no’ to 5-year expat residency cap
May 12, 2014, 7:53 am
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The parliamentary Legal and Legislative Committee on Sunday rejected a draft bill presented by MP Abdullah Al-Tamimi to limit the residency of expatriates to five years because it is unconstitutional and impractical, says Committee Chairman MP Mubarak Al-Haris.

In January this year, Al- Tamimi submitted a draft bill on controlling the number of expatriates in a bid to solve the problems of the nation.

According to the bill, expatriates with low educational degrees will be granted visa valid for five years and it is not renewable.

The bill stipulates that the rule is linked with the number of people in every expatriate community, which must not exceed 10 percent of the Kuwaiti population.

The GCC nationals, Europeans and Americans are exempted from this rule.

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