(MENAFN - Arab Times) Some 4,038 illegal residents of Kuwait have declared their true legal documentation up until July 31, since the formation of a body tasked with their affairs.
Over the June-July period, some 707 people came forward to reveal their true identities , said the official from Kuwait's Central Apparatus for Illegal Resident Affairs Col. Mohammed Al-Wehaib.
Out of these people were 3,062 from Saudi Arabia, 529 from Syria, 265 from Iraq, 30 from Jordan, 28 from Iran and 224 of various nationalities.
The body, in cooperation with other state institutions, provides people who come forward with a number of benefits, in addition to a five-year cost-free residency permit, added Al-Wehaib.
These individuals are also granted services for free, namely education and healthcare over a five-year period that is renewable, a food subsidies card - that is only granted to Kuwaiti nationals - and the priority immediately after locals for employment.
The official called on those wishing to make the step to visit either of the Central Apparatus for Illegal Resident Affairs' offices in Ardhiya or Mubarak Al-Kabir.