Kuwait: Residencies of stranded expat teachers halted

Cairo: Kuwaiti authorities have stopped the renewal of residency permits of expatriate teachers still stranded abroad over travel restrictions prompted by the global coronavirus pandemic, a Kuwait newspaper has reported.

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The move is due to fears that online links related to residency renewal fees can be hacked after their circulation on social media, Al Qabas added, citing what it termed as well-informed sources.

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The Education and Interior ministries are coordinating to find an alternative mechanism for the return of stranded teachers whose residency permits have expired, the sources said.

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Those teachers are expected to get visit entry visas allowing them to return instead of their expired residency permits.

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The Education Ministry is set to compile lists of teachers who are still stuck abroad, and send them to the authorities concerned before September to find a mechanism allowing their entry into Kuwait in order to head off a shortage in teachers before the start of the new school year, the source said. The numbers of teachers, still stuck abroad, is not clear yet.

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In the same vein, the Education Ministry’s acting undersecretary Faisal Maqsid has asked the Kuwaiti Civil Service Commission on procedures that must be followed for the return of non-Kuwaiti administrative staff and teachers who have been unable to return due to a ban that Kuwait has recently imposed on flights from 32 countries over COVID-19 concerns.

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Kuwait announced the ban with immediate effect on August 1 until further notice.

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