The sources at residency affairs stated that sponsors of thousands of expatriates have not yet submitted requests to amend the status of residency or to obtain a temporary residence for those whose residency expired after September 1st.

Those expats whose residency has expired after August and have not amended the status will have to pay KD 2 per day. MOI has called upon sponsors, heads of families to rectify the status and pay the fine.

Earlier, the ministry had announced that due to COVID-19 lockdown, for those whose residency expired till August 31st will get an automatic extension of their residency till November 30th. However, for those whos =e residency expired from September 1st will not get this benefit and they will have to pay KD 2 per day.

source:ALQABAS