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Transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits will go on until 1st May

The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al-Sabeeh has authorized Director General of Public Authority for Manpower, Jamal Al-Dosari to approve the transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits in private sectors from 21st April to 1st May.


The transfer should be processed based on regulations only. The applicable conditions include staying with same sponsor, additional fee of KD200 for each approved transaction, and valid commercial visit visa.


The Minister also issued a decision to limit the residence permit transfer for workers in the agriculture, fishing sector and grazing sectors with same activity after three years, except for locally hired labourers, as they can transfer after a year.

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