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Transfer of Residence permit to work visas extended till 30th November

Domestic workers seeking to transfer their residence permits to work visas are granted time till 30th November 2012, to abide by the Ministerial decision No 218/2012, issued earlier by the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Gen. Ahmed Al-Rujeib.

As per the decision, domestic workers should be sponsored by the same person, and the residence permit should be stamped not later than 1st May 2012. Beginning this month, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has begun the process of transfer of residence visa to private sector visa for domestic workers. The transfers were temporarily suspended over the last couple of months.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry for Labour Affairs, Mohammed Al-Kandari, said that an applicant who seeks to transfer his/her domestic visa into work visa should meet certain conditions, one of these being that the applicant should possess a valid residence permit. The next condition is that the applicant can transfer domestic visa to work visa, if the sponsor is the same.

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