Kuwait Local Time

Latest Kuwait News

Transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, now permissible

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has permitted the transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, for those recruited by companies dealing with government projects and public establishments.


The Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs, Jamal Al-Dousari mentioned that the decision covers all nationalities except nationals of countries banned from entering Kuwait such as Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan as per the directives from Interior Ministry.


Such a decision has been taken to fill vacancies, particularly those that require rare fields of specialization. Some companies have recruited expatriates with rare fields of specialization, but, they hold commercial visas.


Al-Dousari said that labour departments in all six governorates have begun accepting applications for transfer of commercial and visit visas to work permits, provided, the visas still remain valid. He affirmed that the beneficiaries of the decision include those with specializations in various disciplines, ranging from intermediate to higher academic levels.

comments powered by Disqus

Recent Articles

New rule mandates recruitment of Kuwaitis in private sector

Issuance and renewal of driving licenses to go online soon

New rule mandates salary of KD500 or more for visit visas

Longest bridge in the world to be ready this year

Slashing of expat numbers likely to hit economic growth

New decision to stop expat transfer if job title does not match degree

Parents and In-laws allowed three months stay on visit visa

Indian Government defers pre-departure registration for ECNR passport holders

Kuwait plans to slash expat numbers

Kuwait CSC plans to replace expats with nationals in 3140 jobs

 

Top