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Kuwait revokes end-of-service gratuity payout to expats for exit from country

05 April 2022

Kuwait has cancelled the linkage of end-of-service gratuity payout to expats prior to their departure from the country.

The Chairwoman of the Civil Service Commission in Kuwait, Maryam Al Aqeel, said Kuwait’s government employment agency has issued a circular that revokes the condition linking the pay-out to one-time foreign government employees’ presentation of their departure notifications.

The services of several dozens of expats have been terminated as part of Kuwait’s policy of replacement of foreign employees with nationals, and they have been so far unable to get their end-of-service entitlements.

According to sources, the commission will coordinate with the Finance Ministry to increase allocations for paying out end-of-service gratuity to cover financial rights of foreign employments whose services have been terminated as part of job replacement policy, known as Kuwaitization. However, no specific figures have been provided.

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Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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