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Kuwait lifts ban on importing live birds

Kuwait lifts ban on importing live birds
Kuwait’s lifts the ban on importing all types of live birds, hatchery eggs and chicks from certain countries, local media reported.

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats

Kuwait extends grace period for illegal expats
Kuwaiti extends a grace period by an additional month for illegal foreign residents in the country, local media reported.

Kuwait MoH employees allowed to take vacation

Kuwait MoH employees allowed to take vacation
Kuwait Ministry of Health employees are allowed to take vacation. Ministry specifies leave period must not exceed 14 days.

Kuwait banks to employ citizens in top positions

Kuwait banks to employ citizens in top positions
Kuwait central bank asked local lenders to employ citizens in top leadership positions.

Filipino domestic workers to return to Kuwait soon

Filipino domestic workers to return to Kuwait soon
The recruitment and return of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait will resume soon, a Kuwaiti unionist said.

SME employees can transfer visa after one year

SME employees can transfer visa after one year
Employees working in SME’s can transfer visa after one year. Earlier, workers’ permit could only be transferred after 3 years of working at a company.

Ramadan 2021-Kuwait bans women from praying in mosques

Ramadan 2021-Kuwait bans women from praying in mosques
Kuwait bans women from praying in mosques during Ramadan, local media reported.

Kuwait CSC blocks hiring foreign teachers

Kuwait CSC blocks hiring foreign teachers
A Kuwaiti state employment body has blocked hiring foreign history teachers, local media reported.

Kuwait approves $2bn in bonuses for frontline workers

Kuwait approves $2bn in bonuses for frontline workers
Kuwait’s cabinet approves 600 million dinars in bonuses for frontline workers. Draft law was sent to the Emir for approval, after being passed by Cabinet.

Parents sponsorship subject to case-by-case basis

Parents sponsorship subject to case-by-case basis
Parents Sponsorship in Kuwait is subject to humanitarian considerations on a case-by-case basis, a security source said.

Kuwait partial curfew timing changed

Kuwait partial curfew timing changed
Kuwait has changed partial curfew timing. The extension of ban timings is due to the request of several groups to relax the strict measures.

Kuwait, Pakistan vow to boost bilateral cooperation

Kuwait, Pakistan vow to boost bilateral cooperation
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister of Kuwait travelled to Pakistan to meet with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister. They discussed on enhancing relationship between the two countries.

Public sector salary climbed to KD 4 billion in 10 yrs

Public sector salary climbed to KD 4 billion in 10 yrs
Kuwaiti public sector employees salaries included in Kuwait’s budget jumped by KD 4 billion in the past 10 years.

Kuwait Finance House hails efforts of frontline heroes

Kuwait Finance House hails efforts of frontline heroes
Kuwait Finance House (KFH) organized a visit to the heroes of the frontlines while performing their national duty.

Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers to resume

Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers to resume
Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers will resume next week. Employers with previous history of employment issues or non-commitment to pay salaries will be barred.

More marriages recorded in 2020 compared to 2019

More marriages recorded in 2020 compared to 2019
Kuwait sees an increase in marriages in 2020 and decrease in divorce rates compared to 2019, local media reported.

Domestic workers may leave job before end of contract

Domestic workers may leave job before end of contract
Kuwaiti Court of Appeal states that domestic workers cannot be forced to stay for the full two-years and may leave before their contracts’ end.

Exams for university students to be held online

Exams for university students to be held online
All exams for university students will be held online. Move will be enforced starting today for a duration of one month.

Worshippers allowed to walk to mosques during curfew

Worshippers allowed to walk to mosques during curfew
Worshippers in Kuwait will be allowed to walk to nearby mosques during a partial curfew due to take effect this week

Children of Kuwaiti women to get permanent residency

Children of Kuwaiti women to get permanent residency
Kuwait approves a draft law allowing children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis to get permanent residency.

3 dinar departure - 2 dinar arrival fee

3 dinar departure - 2 dinar arrival fee
Kuwait decided to implement an airport service fee of 3 Kuwaiti dinars for departing passengers and 2 Kuwaiti dinars for arriving passengers, as of June 1, 2021.

Kuwait calls for permanent seat in Security Council

Kuwait calls for permanent seat in Security Council
Kuwait, on behalf of the Arab countries, calls for having a permanent Arab representation with full powers in the Security Council, on behalf of the Arab countries.

Residence Card Instead Of Civil ID Card For Expats

Residence Card Instead Of Civil ID Card For Expats
Kuwait Ministry of Interior has developed a comprehensive plan for a project with an aim to cancel Civil IDs for expats and limiting it to only Kuwaiti citizens.

Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break

Kuwait allows expat teachers to travel for school break
Kuwaiti authorities allow expat teachers to travel for school break. Travelers will bear ‘full responsibility’ in case of failure to report back to work.

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record

Visa violations in Kuwait have hit a new record
Visa violations in Kuwait reach a record 180,000. Ministry of interior has given a Grace period to amend visa status till January 31.
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