Kuwait: KD9.6 million expected from expat residency permits in current fiscal year

Cairo: Kuwait expects to gross KD9.6 million in fees from expatriates’ residency permits in the current fiscal year, a local newspaper said, citing official figures.

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The projected revenues include KD3.35 million worth of fees from foreign domestic workers and KD6.25 million in fees from dependents of migrant workers, Al Rai added.

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Domestic workers in Kuwait are estimated at about 744,000, of whom 92 per cent are from India, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Indians account for 47.4 per cent of the domestic workers in Kuwait, followed by Filipinos with 21.4 per cent, according to figures from the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Civil Information.

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Foreigners make up nearly 3.4 million of Kuwait’s overall 4.8 million population.

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