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Ministry bans conversion of visit visas to work permits

Effective 1st September this year, visit visas will no longer be converted to work permits in Kuwait, announced the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL).

A senior official at MSAL announced that the regulation will be implemented from next month, in co-ordination with Interior Ministry. However, university graduates, and professionals including doctors, journalists and engineers will be exempted from this order.

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