KUWAIT: The interior ministry's residency affairs directorate announced new regulations for issuing various types of visit visas, said informed sources, noting that the residency affairs director directed various department managers to set a minimum salary of KD 500 for sponsors applying for visit visas for their parents or in-laws.

The instructions also authorized various immigration managers to set the visit period for parents and in-laws at 30 days for family visit visas and 90 days for tourist visit visas according to the sponsors' jobs, circumstances and the reason for the visit.

The new instructions limit siblings' visit visas to 30 days and reaffirmed the suspension of all visit visa extensions. - Al-Anbaa