Kuwait declares amnesty for undocumented workers

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:30, Apr 03,2020 | Updated: 01:15, Apr 04,2020


Kuwait government has started allowing the undocumented foreign workers to leave the country without fines under a general amnesty, according to Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait.

The amnesty, announced by the Kuwait authorities, would continue from April 1 to April 30, the embassy said in a circular issued on Thursday.

The decision of amnesty came in light of the exceptional circumstances the gulf country was going through and the measures taken by the government to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

As per the decision, Bangladesh embassy circular said that Bangladeshi workers could leave the country without paying fine, the air tickets would be borne by the Kuwait and the workers could have chance to return to Kuwait with legal documents later.

To avail the amnesty, Bangladeshi embassy asked the workers to communicate with necessary documents including passports, photo, ID cards of Bangladesh and Kuwait from April 16th to April 20th.

The male workers should visit at Farwaniya Governorate – Al-Muthanna Primary School – Boys, Block 1, Street 122 in Kuwait while  female workers at the address of Farwaniya Governorate – Farwaniya Primary School – Girls, Block 1, Street 76 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, about two lakh Bangladeshi workers are working in Kuwait.  

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