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New work permits rules in Kuwait



According to the Public Authority for Manpower, expatriates may be allowed to renew their work permits six months before expiry of the permits.

The facility would be available only for institutions that subscribe e-service Asíhal (Easier). The report also said that the decision was issued to facilitate the procedures, taking into consideration the requirement to work and the companies.

The Public Authority for Manpower has also confirmed the decision to stop granting visas to postgraduates and graduates under 30 years of age, which would get effective in early July.

The law was to be implemented at the beginning of this year, but was postponed for further studies and to check for any legal loopholes. The decision aims to draw experienced people from outside the country who are over 30 years of age, apart from instructing businessmen and private companies to use national labour and create fresh job opportunities for youth, particularly those with university degrees.

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