Kuwait: The Embassy of India in Kuwait has started registering nationals who do not have valid travel documents and wish to return to their country.
In a statement on the website, the embassy said it has launched a “ registration campaign ” for Indian nationals in Kuwait who do not have a valid passport or emergency certificate. For those who wish to register, the Embassy has set up an online form on their website.
The embassy also said the “registration campaign” is free and documents can be picked up directly at the embassy counter.
According to the Embassy, an “Emergency Certificate (EC) is a single-use travel document issued only for the purpose of entry into India within six months of the date of issue and issued to those Indian nationals who have become illegal residents in any country. and therefore face deportation.
Currently, there are approximately 120,000 illegal permit holders in Kuwait. It is not known how many of them are Indian nationals.
The Indian community is the largest foreign expatriate community in Kuwait, with approximately 1.45 million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait. With a population of four million, Indians make up 36% of the entire population of Kuwait.