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Kuwait to begin online renewal of expat residencies from January 2019

27/4/2018
The Interior Ministry in Kuwait plans to begin online renewal of expat residency permits from January 2019.

Bayan Botanical Garden in Kuwait – place to visit for nature lovers

20/4/2018
Kuwait botanical garden, located at Bayan Palace, officially opened doors on 24th February 2015, and was inaugurated by none other than the Emir of Kuwait, himself.

Largest indoor go-karting track to open in new Al Kout Mall

17/4/2018
The new Al Kout Mall was opened to public in Kuwait early this week, by the Tamdeen Group.

New law in Kuwait imposes heavy fines for hanging laundry in balcony

12/4/2018
According to Law No 190/2008 activated by the Kuwait Municipality now, spreading clothes to dry on balconies will be an act liable to attract penalty.

Significant decline witnessed in Kuwait expat population

5/4/2018


According to latest statistics issued by Central Statistical Bureau, 73.

No tax on expat remittances

3/4/2018
Being a member of international financial organizations, Kuwait cannot impose tax on expat remittances.

Kuwait mulls building world-class mega airport

21/3/2018
Kuwait is considering building a new world-class mega airport to meet the rapid growth in air traffic, revealed Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.

NOC mandatory for renewal of residency permits of expat engineers

15/3/2018
According to the latest circular issued by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), all labour departments have been ordered not to renew the Residency permits of expat engineers, unless they obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES).

Kuwait government departments to slash expat worker numbers annually

6/3/2018
Aimed at reducing the number of expats in government departments in Kuwait, the government in Kuwait will not extend or renew the contracts of terminated expats working in various ministries and state departments, planning to replace them with nationals.

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.

 

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