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New regulatory decisions likely to control expat flow

26/9/2017
In a bid to control the flow of expats into the country and fight visa traders, authorities are likely to take certain regulatory decisions, like for instance, allowing men working on development projects to shift to another project, following end of their contract, rather than asking them to pack their bags.

Kuwaiti authorities to create more than 1800 jobs for nationals

22/9/2017
Kuwait continues to implement ‘Kuwait Vision 2035’, as the concerned authorities began to develop and create more than 1800 job opportunities at cooperative societies.

Health Ministry reviews exemption on expats health fee

28/8/2017
The health ministry is reviewing its decision to exempt certain categories from increased health fee for expats which will get effective from 1st October.

Bill Proposed to mandate Kuwaitis-first for public jobs

28/8/2017
A bill on amending the Civil Service Law has been presented by MP Abdul Kareem Al Kandari, which aims to ensure that expats are appointed to public sector jobs only if there are no qualified Kuwaitis for these positions.

Kuwait, third in GCC to impose mandatory military service

14/7/2017
Mandatory military service has just been re-enforced in Kuwait after 16 years of cancelling it.

Health Ministry likely to increase fee on visit visa arrivals

14/7/2017
The Ministry of Health is now reviewing its decision to increase the fees of those arriving Kuwait on visit visas, and plans to make them on par with private sector hospitals.

Kuwait to impose travel ban even if debt amount is less than KD5

30/6/2017
The travel ban can be imposed on any person even if the amount in dispute is less than KD5, the Minister of Justice, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, Dr.

Kuwait expats to pay KD1700 to keep their parents

23/6/2017
Expatriates in Kuwait will have to pay up to KD 1700 as annual fee to keep their parents in the country, as per the latest regulations.

New proposal seeks Residency Permit for parents, siblings

19/6/2017
Authorities are discussing ways to allow Residency Permit for parents and siblings of expatriates in the country.

Ramadan timing for ministries announced

26/5/2017
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Kuwait has fixed two different Ramadan timing for the ministries and other government departments.

Kuwait works towards Schengen Visa exemption for nationals

12/5/2017
Kuwait is ready to resume negotiations with the European Commission on exemption of Kuwaitis from Schengen Visa, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe Affairs Ambassador, Waleed Al-Khubaizi has confirmed.

Kuwait to increase residence fee of expats

28/4/2017
The Ministry of Interior is planning to increase residence fees of foreigners said a local daily.

Expat numbers to be slashed, health insurance must for visitors

21/4/2017
A parliamentary plan is in place for discussion at the National Assembly, aimed at urging the government to take immediate actions to resolve demographic imbalance in the country.

Expat medical services to get costlier, Minister confirms

31/3/2017

The decision to increase the charges of medical services being offered to expats would be implemented soon, confirmed the Health Minister, Dr.

Kuwait Ministries plan massive downsizing of expat employees

24/3/2017

The Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expat employees with Kuwaitis within next five years.

Kuwait government to gradually make public hospitals exclusive for nationals

17/3/2017

The government told MPs that their demand to resolve the demographic imbalance is the top priority for the Cabinet.

Horeca Kuwait 2017 expo boosts Kuwait tourism

20/1/2017

Kuwait, in its eagerness to develop tourism sector as a platform to showcase youth skill, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, after unveiling the Horeca Kuwait 2017 exhibition, organized by consulting firm Leaders Group, said that there are plans to boost tourism in the country.

Largest Motor Show Automoto 17 opens to public today

12/1/2017

The Kuwait Motor Show Automoto 17 has been unveiled to public today, under the patronage of HE Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Homoud Al-Sabah at 10am at 360 Mall and will continue until 21st January.

Jan 1st marked as public holiday in Kuwait

30/12/2016

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that Sunday, the 1st January will be a public holiday, to mark the commencement of the New Year, as per a Cabinet decree.

License validity amended for Kuwaitis and Expats

30/12/2016

The Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Lt.

China Company to build two new hospitals for expats

23/12/2016

The Kuwait Health Assurance Company (KHAC) has signed a KD162mn deal with China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) for building two hospitals with a 600-bed capacity.

Lawmakers propose to reduce expat population in the country

23/12/2016

The lawmakers in Kuwait, namely, Khalil Abul, Oudah Al-Oudah, Abdulwahab Al-Babtain, Omar Al-Tabtabaei, and Ahmad Al-Fadhl have drafted a law to reduce the expat population in Kuwait, to maintain demographic balance in the country within next five years.

New state-of-the-art $775mn Cultural Centre opened

9/12/2016

The Sheikh JAber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (SJAAC), worth $775mn, designed by SSH, is one of the leading master-planning infrastructure and building design firms in the Middle East that has been opened in Kuwait.

GCC Railway project tender to open for public bidding early next year

16/11/2016

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) will offer railway project tender for public bidding early next year, given, its commitment to implement the project jointly with other GCC states.

Total Indian expats in Kuwait touches an all-time high

16/11/2016

The total number of Indian nationals in Kuwait has touched an all-time high of 9.

 

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