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Deadline for application for repatriation for OFWs in Kuwait is today, April 12

(FILE PHOTO) Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait gather upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines February 21, 2018. Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to evacuate workers after a Filipina was found dead stuffed inside a freezer. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Overseas Filipino Workers working in Kuwait have only until today to apply for repatriation.

The government’s offer for repatriation is open to undocumented OFWs staying Kuwait.

According to Foreign Affairs Usec. for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola, the Embassy in Kuwait is expecting more than six thousand OFWs who will avail of this offer.

The processing will at least take 10 days.  Arriola added that illegal OFWs may be facing jail time in Kuwait if they don’t avail of the said free repatriation program of the Philippine government.

Based on the Embassy’s information, only 3,930 OFWs from the original list of the Kuwaiti government of 8,727 OFWs have already submitted for the amnesty program.

In line with this, there are 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait based on their government’s records.

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