Kuwait Local Time

Latest Kuwait News

Residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents needs authentication

The authenticity of residence permit of nearly 300,000 residents in Kuwait will have to be verified by concerned authorities, reports Al-Watan, an Arabic daily.


According to the daily, the residency of at least 250,000 domestic workers, are doubtful, as they do not seem to be living with their sponsors. The latest census indicates that the sponsors did not register the details of these domestic servants with census authorities, which imply that majority of them are jobless.


Nearly 120,000 expatriate details have not been recorded during the census, despite them holding valid residence permit. This indicates that although they possess a valid residency, they only visit Kuwait twice a year to maintain their residence status intact. Further, the 50 percent of addresses recorded in the Civil IDs of residents are fake, the daily reported.


Therefore, work permits will be restricted to vital projects so as to reduce the import of marginal labourers. Work permits will be issued only on verifying suitability of workforce.


Further, a ministerial decree will be issued to amend the regulations pertaining to recruitment of foreign workforce. This is being done to reduce importing labourers who add no economic value.

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