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Kuwait to re-start work permit issuance from mid-April

Kuwait will begin issuing work permits by mid-April this year, following a new decision pertaining to financial guarantee of KD250.

According to informed sources, the labourers entering Kuwait for work will have to obtain this financial guarantee. When applying for a new work permit, the employer will have to sing a pledge to present the guarantee else, the work permit will not be issued.

The sources revealed that some employers have complained about the amount being demanded as guarantee, as this amount will be frozen and cannot be used without permission from Labour Department.

They requested concerned authorities to address the banks and consider reducing this amount. However, fishermen and farmers may be exempted from this financial guarantee it is being discussed.

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