Kuwait Extends Fingerprinting Deadline

The Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior has extended the deadline for citizens to register their fingerprints in the national biometric database until September 30, 2024, and for foreign residents until December 30, 2024.  The original deadline, announced in March 2024, was June 1, 2024.

After the respective dates, anyone who has failed to register will be denied access to Ministry of Interior transactions.

Registration centres with biometric scanners have been opened at all border crossings including at Kuwait International Airport, and at certain shopping centers. Citizens and foreign nationals can also book an appointment through the Meta platform (English language only) or the Sahel app.

Travelers are permitted to leave Kuwait without registering their fingerprints, as they will be registered on their return.

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