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New rule mandates recruitment of Kuwaitis in private sector

The Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower, Ahmad Moussa, has amended the provisions of cabinet resolution no.

Issuance and renewal of driving licenses to go online soon

The traffic department will be using advanced electronic devices to issue and renew driving licenses of Kuwaitis online in all six governorates, the Interior Ministry sources said.

New rule mandates salary of KD500 or more for visit visas

The General Department for Residency Affairs affiliated to Ministry of Interior has issued fresh regulations concerning visit visas of various types.

Longest bridge in the world to be ready this year

The longest bridge in the world linking Kuwait City to Subiyah New Town across Kuwait Bay is all set for completion in 2019.

Slashing of expat numbers likely to hit economic growth

Although Kuwait has announced plans to slash expat numbers by 1.

New decision to stop expat transfer if job title does not match degree

15/12/2018A new decision to stop the transfer of expats holding university degree in education, whose occupation on their work permits do not match their academic specializations, would be implemented soon, the Public Authority for Manpower has revealed.

Parents and In-laws allowed three months stay on visit visa

15/12/2018The Assistant Undersecretary for Residency Affairs, Maj.

Indian Government defers pre-departure registration for ECNR passport holders


The Indian Government has deferred the decision to make pre-departure registration mandatory for ECNR passport holders, flying to 18 nations, including Kuwait.

Kuwait plans to slash expat numbers

Kuwait plans to establish a National Committee to plan and manage the demographic structure to implement a road map to reduce the expat numbers by at least 1.

Kuwait CSC plans to replace expats with nationals in 3140 jobs

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is on its way aiming to replace expat employees with nationals in various ministries and governmental organizations, as part of its nationalization plan.

Kuwait all set to open doors to lucrative investment and job opportunities

Held under the patronage and presence of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the second edition of Kuwait Investment Forum (KIF 2018) was held recently, which shed light on Kuwait’s dynamic market, promoting a plethora of lucrative investment opportunities to the global investors network.

New regulations for nurseries in Kuwait

A new decision to regulate private nurseries has been endorsed by Hind Al-Sabeeh, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL) and Minister of State for Economic Affairs.

Kuwait grants three month expat visit visas for wives and children

According to the latest circular issued by Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for National and Passport Affairs, Maj.

Kuwait Ministry restricts Absence Permission on Visas

The Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Travel Documents, Maj.

Visit visas now hold one month validity instead of three months

All types of visit visas hold validity for just one month instead of three months, revealed the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs, Maj.

Silk City to transform Kuwait into International Trade and Finance Hub

The State of Kuwait is on track to achieve the vision of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to transform Kuwait into an international trade and financial hub and to achieve Kuwait’s vision 2035.

Old Kuwaiti Passports invalid from 1st July ’18

Old Kuwaiti passports would be considered invalid as of 1st July 2018, the Interior Ministry has announced, pointing out to the executive order issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah.

New Terminal at Kuwait International Airport ready for opening

The Terminal Four (T4) of Kuwait International Airport is ready for opening next month.

Kuwait Ministry launches new e-driving license system


The Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently launched an e-driving licence system with 100 traffic cameras installed in accordance with state-of-the-art technology.

Kuwait to begin online renewal of expat residencies from January 2019

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

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

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

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


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

No tax on expat remittances

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