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New Online Driving License Renewal Service Launched by Interior Ministry

Things just got much easier for the citizens and residents of Kuwait as the Interior Ministry has launched a new online portal for the renewal of driving licenses in the state. Through this upgrade, the traffic and operations sector in cooperation with the IT department will be utilizing the online service for the renewal of driving licenses [...]

How to Check Travel Ban in Kuwait

The year-end will once again see a lot of people, typically families leaving or entering Kuwait for vacation getaways. But before you decide on where to visit next for your holiday time-off, have you considered checking if you have an existing travel ban on your records?  If so, you might be legally arrested upon leaving or entering [...]

KD 130 Insurance Premium for Expats Starting 2020

With a lot of changes happening in the State in terms of policy and regulations concerning expatriates and migrant workers, the government has recently floated its plan to coordinate between the Dhaman hospitals company and the health ministry to require KD 130 for each expat including those who work in the private sector and their children. For [...]

Kuwait Welcomes 2nd LuLu Express Fresh Market in Farwaniya

The region’s leading retailer in the Middle East, LuLu Hypermarket, has opened its second Lulu Express Fresh Market, a concept store at Radhiy Al Owayed Complex, Farwaniya in Kuwait on November 6. As a brand, LuLu symbolizes quality retailing with 166 stores and is immensely popular with the discerning shoppers across the Gulf region. Retail Giant LuLu [...]

Authorities Deport 150 Asians for Dealing with ‘Maid Trade’

Nearly 150 Asian expatriates have been rounded up and deported from Kuwait for suspected involvement in trading in housemaids who mostly hailed from Asia. In line with this development, the MOI, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has intensified its efforts to improve the image of Kuwait in the areas of human rights [...]

At Least 1,200 Filipinos Deported from Kuwait in 9 Months

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has revealed that the government has already deported nearly 1,200 Filipinos during the first 9 months of this year for having committed various offenses during their stay in the Gulf State. Since 2010, the total population of expats in Kuwait has already crossed the 1 million mark, with Filipinos comprising 3-5% of [...]

6 Reasons Why Becoming an OFW May Not Be For You

With over 2 million Filipinos classified to have worked as an OFW at least once in their lifetime, there’s no question that the perks of being one has much appeal among families and young professionals, who are looking to build a career.  Despite its widespread appeal among Filipinos, there’s no guarantee though that working as [...]

5 Practical Ways for OFWs to Cope with Homesickness

Becoming an OFW is just the start. Living and thriving as one are two different stories, though. But as we all know, one of the big challenges OFWs have to face is having to live apart from their friends and families back home – their comfort zone.  ALSO READ: 6 Reasons Why Becoming an OFW [...]

Kuwait Foreign Minister Backs Rights and Safety of Foreign Workers in the Country

Despite the challenging setup foreign nationals in the Gulf State are facing, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah guarantees that the rights of expatriate workers in the country are well-protected. According to Khaled, by giving foreign workers suitable working conditions, a breakthrough in the country’s numerous goals and projects will be realized because expat workers [...]

Over 300 OFWs Return Home from Kuwait through PH Gov’ts Repatriation Program

A new batch of OFWs has been sent back home through the efforts of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. Last September 24, 63 OFWs have been sent home through the repatriation program of the Philippine Embassy. Most of these OFWs were either undocumented or were in distress prior to their return home. Latest Batch of [...]