General Administration of Residency Affairs has reversed its earlier decision to stop transferring child residency to their mothers in the event that the father leaves the country permanently or his residency expires while outside the country, or even in the event of his death.
As per the new instructions, given to the residency affairs departments, the residency of a child can be transferred to the sponsorship of their mothers residing in the country. However, the mother should meet the conditions for the rules of joining the family, the most important of which is the salary requirement of 500 dinars.
However, the female teachers working in the Ministry of Education, nursing staff in the Ministry of Health, and female doctors working in the General Directorate of Criminal Evidence are entitled to sponsor their children on their residency, regardless of other conditions.
Earlier, the decision to stop transferring of child residency to the sponsorship of mother while father residency expires when he is outside the country caused a lot of difficulties to many parents where the father was stuck outside Kuwait due to the lockdown.