The security sources stated that about 30,000 expats visited residency affairs as their residence had expired starting from 1st Sep. Failure to amend the residence status from Article 14 will lead to payment of fines of KD 2 per day. As some expats still believe that Article 14 (temporary residence) is valid till Nov 30th. 

The sources at residency affairs stated that thousands of expats sponsors or companies have not submitted requests to amend the status of residency or to obtain a temporary residence or provide a new work permit issued by the General Authority for Powers for workers to obtain a new residency permit . 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 .

The sources confirmed to Al-Qabas that the failure of these violators to amend their status because they think that they have valid residency in accordance with Article 14 (temporary residence) until the 30th of next November is not correct, and the fines will accumulate on them, stressing that every day of delay will incur a fine of two dinars.

The sources said that the residency affairs departments in the six governorates have monitored the expiration of the residency permits of thousands of residents since the first of September, and that their sponsors or representatives of the companies they work for have not submitted a request to amend their status (obtain temporary residency) or provide them with a new work permit issued by the General Authority for Powers. The worker to obtain a new residency permit, according to the period mentioned in the new work permit.

The sources pointed out that the decision issued by Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh was clear, explicit and specific to the groups concerned with it, and that the wrong understanding of the decision is borne by those affected by it. The sources pointed out that every resident whose residency expired after the end of August is in violation of the residency law, and is subject to a fine of two dinars for each day of delay before modifying his status, calling on the sponsors and heads of families to submit to the Department of Residency Affairs concerned with a request to amend their status and pay the fines due on them.