Court Has Ordered MOI To Pay Compensation To Kuwaiti Citizen For Issuing Passport
The Court of First Instance has ordered Ministry of Interior to pay compensation of KD 2,000 to a Kuwaiti citizen for issuing a passport that does not exist in the system of the ministry. According to the case details presented by the plaintiff counsel Lawyer Ali Al-Ali, his client was to travel to the UK to accompany his sick father after all visa arrangements were made. He checked-in and proceeded to immigration section to get his passport stamped only to be told that his passport does not exist in the system. He ended up missing the fl ight and was unable to travel with his father due to the mistake made by the ministry. Even though his client was later issued with a new passport and had obtained a new visa, Lawyer Al-Ali said his client had incurred material losses through the ticket fare and the expenses to obtain new visa, as well as emotional stress as his sick father had to travel without him. The court ruled that the complainant should be compensated as a result of the ministry’s mistake.