Khabarni – Kuwait has exempted Palestinians from residency renewal fees for those over 60 who hold qualifications without a university degree.
Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Anbaa” reported on Saturday that the Palestinian ambassador to Kuwait, Rami Tahboub, thanked the Kuwaiti political leadership for this exception, which was granted to Palestinian expatriates.
Tahboub considered that this exemption is “an extension of Kuwait’s permanent support for the Palestinian people and their cause, and a continuous affirmation of its positions that the Palestinian cause is one of its first priorities.”
He stressed that this Kuwaiti humanitarian gift is not new to the Kuwait of humanity.
Tahboub stated that the decision comes as an extension of Kuwait’s permanent support for the Palestinian people and their cause and a continuous affirmation of its positions that the Palestinian cause is one of its first priorities, that Palestine will remain the compass, and that Kuwait, under its leadership and people, will remain shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinian people and their leadership towards achieving freedom and establishing an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
And earlier today, Saturday, the newspaper said that “insurance for expatriates who have reached 60 years of age without university degrees will be approximately 500 dinars (about 1655 dollars).”
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health currently receives 50 dinars (165 dollars) annually as health insurance from all expatriates.
Last August, the Public Authority for Manpower in Kuwait issued a decision not to renew the work permit for holders of a high school diploma and below, for foreign workers who have reached the age of 60 years, in preparation for the termination of their residency, provided that the decision is implemented as of January 2022.