On the first day of Amnesty announced by the Kuwaiti authorities, Indian Embassy in Kuwait witnessed large crowd of people who came to seek support for availing the amnesty scheme. More than 2000 people who wish to utilise the amnesty scheme visited Indian Embassy today to enquire about the procedures and to get Emergency certificates. Kuwait Government last week announced Amnesty scheme for expatriates without valid residency to leave the country. According to the amnesty scheme, any expatriates without valid residency can leave the country without paying fine. Those who leave the country during this amnesty period are allowed to enter Kuwait again if they meet the regular conditions of entry and if they were not banned for another reason. The amnesty period is from January 29 to February 22, 2018. Expatriates who have any kind of travel ban related to any cases cannot use this opportunity unless their case is closed. However expats who have absconding case filed by their sponsors can leave the country using this scheme. Any illegal resident who have a valid passport with him can leave the country directly without any procedure. They don’t need to visit Embassy for travel, informed sources from Indian Embassy. Residency violators with valid passport can buy the ticket and go to airport directly. However expatriates who don’t have their passport with them or passport is expired are requested to get Emergency Certificate (EC) from Indian embassy. They can download the EC application form from this link and submit the filled form at Indian Embassy or any other community volunteers arranged by various community associations across the country. Embassy will issue the Emergency Certificate after two to three working days. The charge for EC certificate is 5 KD. The residency violators can leave the country using the EC certificate issued by the Embassy. Community Organisation such as Kala Kuwait, KKMA, Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KMCC) etc has arranged support for the Indian community to avail the amnesty scheme at their centre across the country. Community members can contact the Kala Kuwait volunteers at Abbasiya(66829397, 66646578, 60685849), Fahaheel(97264683, 65198975), Salmiya (99122984, 55484818), and Abu Halifa (97233692, 98853813). Community volunteers from Kala Kuwait are providing all kind of assistance to those who wish to utilise this opportunity, Kala Kuwait officials told.