Expatriate woman living in Kuwait before independence requests residency renewal 

An 88 year-old expatriate woman, who has been living in the country for over 60 years, has appealed to Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah to approve her residency application.

The woman who has been in Kuwait since the late 1950s has been staying here with her husband and two daughters for the past six decades. However, following the death of her husband her residency was transferred to that of her brother. In her letter of supplication to the Interior MInister, the woman said her brother was presently abroad for medical treatment and in the meantime her residency had expired.

Her two daughters are married but they are not working and as such cannot sponsor her. The husband of one of her daughters, an engineer whose salary is over KD1,000, had applied for the transfer of her residency under his sponsorship, but the application was rejected as he was not a direct relative.

The old woman appealed to Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah to approve her residency to be under her son-in-law as she wants to be close to her daughters, as no other person can look after her except her daughters, and she has nowhere else to turn to.