KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah has issued a decision increasing the minimum salary to obtain a family visa to KD 500. The decision amends a previous directive which stipulated that the minimum salary for family visas should be KD 450. The decision added the director general of residency affairs can exempt those already in Kuwait or born here from the salary condition.
The decision also exempts the following professions:-
Advisors, judges, members of the prosecution, experts and legal researchers in the public sector; doctors and pharmacists; teachers at universities, colleges and higher education institutes; school principals, vice-principals, supervisors, teachers, social workers and laboratory technicians in the public sector; university financial and economic experts; engineers; imams and muezzins; library rectors; health ministry employees (nurses, paramedics, technicians and social service workers; social workers in the government; journalists, media persons and reporters; coaches and players at sports clubs; pilots and flight attendants; funerary workers. – Al-Anbaa