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Kuwait Panel rejects proposals targeting expatriates

16/2/2018
The Interior and Defense Committee of the National Assembly rejected a series of proposals targeting expats, early this week.

Kuwaitis to replace expats in Nationality & Passport sector

8/2/2018
The Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passport Affairs in Kuwait, Maj.

Expat health charges ruling in Kuwait delayed until 4th March

1/2/2018
The appeals court has postponed the petition seeking hike in health charges filed by a Kuwaiti lawyer until 4th March.

First-ever Aviation Show opens to public

19/1/2018
The first-ever Aviation Show in Kuwait’s history has been unveiled on 17th January, involving the participation of more than 150 international aviation companies.

Stiff penalties for employers hiring expats not under their sponsorship

2/1/2018
Stiff penalties will be imposed on those who employ expatriates under the sponsorship of other employers, revealed the official spokesperson of the Public Authority for Manpower Aseel Al-Mazya.

Kuwait Metro Transport to be ready by 2019

25/12/2017
The Supreme Council for Planning and Development Statistics has announced that 11 percent of the Metro Transport System project has been completed, and the project is likely to be completed in 2019.

Kuwait Parliament introduces new Sports Law

6/12/2017
The Kuwait National Assembly has unanimously approved a new Sports Law early in the week, which is expected to end the bans imposed by the world footballing body FIFA and the International Olympic Council (IOC).

New Electronic System for passengers luggage at Kuwait International Airport

1/12/2017
A new plan to set up an electronic system for passengers luggage at the Kuwait International Airport has been unveiled by Mohammad Al-Thowaini, Operations Department Director at Kuwait International Airport.

Higher fees, fines recommended for slashing expat numbers

22/11/2017
The Supreme Committee in Kuwait has suggested various measures to deal with demographic imbalance in Kuwait, and to achieve higher growth rate of Kuwaitis.

Annual International Book Fair unveiled

17/11/2017


The National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature has opened its 42nd Annual International Book Fair on 15th November at the international fairgrounds in Mishref.

Kuwait aims for online renewal of driving licenses

17/11/2017
The traffic department plans to implement a project to renew driving licenses online, wherein the applicant can apply for it on the Interior Ministry website and submit the necessary documents.

Kuwait to build largest of its kind Gold and Jewellery City

8/11/2017
The Kuwaiti government has announced plans to build a special Gold and Jewellery City, which would the largest of its kind in the Middle East, spanning a total of 100,000 sqm in area.

Exit visas for expatriates proposed in Kuwait

26/10/2017


An Kuwait MP has proposed imposing exit visas on expatriates, which forms the latest of a series of measures against the country’s foreign population proposed this year.

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.

 

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