Only educated expats over 60 will have their residence renewed
Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has announced that expats at the age of 60 and above, without a university degree will need to make preparations to leave the country by end of this year. They are advised to finish the necessary residency procedures as from next year onwards, there will be an end to residency renewals for those 60 and above.
Those with valid residency permits for 1 year will not have their permits renewed next year unless new instructions are forthcoming. This decision aims to modify demographics, ensure Kuwaitization for administrative and supervisory jobs in the private sector, and will also control marginal employment in the country.
According to statistics, there are around 83,562 expats in the country who are 60 and above without university degrees, reports Al Qabas. They are divided into five categories: the illiterate at 15,847, those who can read and write are around 24,000, those with a primary education are 10,000, Intermediate school level diploma holders are 16,000 and Secondary level education degrees are 16,000.