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Transfer of visit visa to work permit or family visa may be suspended

The Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs at Ministry of Health, Dr. Majida Al-Qattan discussed a proposal that has been presented to stop transfer of visit visa to work permit or family visa to solve the problem expat workers entering Kuwait without undergoing medical check-up. Hence, it is thought to pose serious threat to public health.

She also confirmed approval of recommendation prohibiting issuance of visas for expat workers unless they undergo medical check-up in accredited medical centres in their respective home countries. She also said these decisions have been taken in co-ordination with concerned bodies.

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