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February 2018

Despite the arrest of the murder suspects on the death of OFW Joanna Demafelis, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stands by his bold decision to keep the total deployment ban on Kuwait in effect. According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the President wants the suspects of the murder of the Filipina OFW in Kuwait (Demafelis) “punished.” [...]

Kuwait has the Best e-Passport of 2018

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) revealed last Feb. 21 that it had won the highest recognition and achievement of having the best electronic passport for 2018 at the annual international conference: The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Africa (HSP-EMEA) held in Warsaw, Poland from Feb. 19-21. The HSP EMEA is an annual prestigious [...]

Kuwaiti embassies from around the world continue to hold gatherings in celebration of Kuwait’s 57th National Day, 27th Liberation Day, and His Highness’ Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s 12th Anniversary of His ascension to throne. The National Day celebrations were held starting Feb 25 to Feb 26. Offices of the Kuwaiti embassies from [...]

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa in Kuwait

Applying for a Schengen Visa is an important requirement for you to enter the majority of the cities across Europe within the Schengen region. These countries currently include:  Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and [...]

Amnesty for Expats in Kuwait Extended by 2 Months

The government of Kuwait has decided to extend the amnesty period given to expats for another two months starting Feb. 22 until April 22, 2018. Within the extended period, residence law violators in Kuwait are given the option to either legalize their documents for their stay here in Kuwait or be repatriated without any corresponding [...]

Foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have resided in Kuwait for at least six months during the last decade may be required to apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct (also called a police clearance, criminal record, or police check). This document serves as proof that the applicant does not have had any criminal [...]

In line with the ongoing labour ban on Kuwait, the Gulf State’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah disclosed that they have reached an agreement with Philippine officials to regulate the Filipino workforce in the country. The preliminary deal was brought forth through the initiative of Filipino authorities, and is currently being reviewed by both countries [...]

Things to Know About Kuwait National Day 2018

Kuwait’s National Day falls on the 25th and 26th of February this year. If you haven’t checked your calendars yet, it’s going to be a long weekend celebration. If you’ve never been to Kuwait before, you might be surprised at how people celebrate their National Day in the open. Yes, everyone goes out in the [...]

Best Shopping Malls in Kuwait

When you’re in the commercial districts of Kuwait, it’s a no-brainer that you need to check out their shopping malls as this is one of the most common pastimes of the people here, both tourists and locals alike. There are plenty of great finds here in Kuwait from neat home fixtures to designer label clothes [...]

Since the announcement of the total labour ban on Kuwait last Feb. 12, there has been growing unease in the Philippines which had been sparked by the case of a dead Filipina whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait. Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Khalid Al Sabah pointed out that this development will not [...]