Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of amnesty program

KUWAIT Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait earlier set April 12 as deadline for amnesty registration given that processing of documents takes at least 10 days to finish.

After it lapsed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assured they will pull all resources to bring home all nationals who will still submit an application after April 12.

However, the Kuwaiti government notified the embassy of its decision on the last day of submission.

"The Kuwaiti Immigration department confirmed just this week that it will accept application for amnesty only until Thursday," the ambassador said.

The Department of Immigration said it will also assess if the applicant has no case and only then that an exit permit can be granted.

Together with the DFA, the embassy is urging all undocumented Filipinos in the Gulf state to rush to the embassy at Blk 1, St 101, Villa 817, Al-Siddeeq Area, to avail of the program.

The envoy reminded Filipinos that the crackdown against illegal workers will begin on April 23. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency