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MOI Transfers Domestic Unit to Social Affairs Ministry

In a recent dialogue at the National Assembly, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Hind Al-Sabeeh shared that her ministry has dealt with 447 cases reported by domestic workers from April 23 to July 26, 2018 to address the queries raised by MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei, as shared in a report by the Arab Times. [...]

Kuwait to Impose 3-year Ban on Transfer of Residence for New Incoming Expats

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is studying the decision to ban visa transfers to other employers for expats who have been hired from outside the country to work in the private sector before three years from the issuance of the first work permit has lapsed, according to a report by the Kuwait Times. ALSO [...]

List of Kuwait Public Holidays in 2019

Even if there are still a few days left in 2018, most of us are already anticipating the new calendar year, and for those with work, a new calendar year means planning for the holidays and vacation. Kuwait, being a Muslim country (as most of us would know by now) has its own Islamic calendar, [...]

Hiring of Indian Nurses Questioned, Sent to Prosecution

Kuwait’s Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah has pointed out alleged violations and corruptions regarding the appointment of Indian nurses within the ministry to the public prosecution for legal investigations according to a report by the Kuwait Times. ALSO READ: Indian Gov’t Puts Mandatory Registration on Hold after NRI Outcry In a tweet shared by [...]

Gov’t Looks to Upgrade e-Services to Address Corruption, Visa Trafficking in Kuwait

With the support of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and in cooperation with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), the 6th E-Government Forum (EGOV6) was successfully launched with the theme: ‘Managing Transformation Towards Digitalization’ in the Al-Baraka Ballroom of Crowne Plaza hotel last December 4 (Tuesday), as shared in a report [...]

Domestic Helpers Advertised on Instagram from KWD 15 to KWD 250

Authorities from the Domestic Labour Department have arrested an Ethiopian national who speaks the Kuwait dialect fluently, for allegedly posting an advertisement on Instagram regarding the availability of Asian and African housemaids for recruitment, with fees ranging from 15 KD to 250 KD on a daily or monthly basis, as shared in a report by [...]

Kuwait Receives 5,000 Filipinos Monthly

In recent months, following the lifting of the deployment ban in lieu of “restricted” screening of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are looking to get a job in Kuwait, the system is slowly but surely getting back on track. This is what Head of the Domestic Labor Offices Union Khaled Al-Dakhnan said about the deployment [...]

Kuwaiti Residents Support Humanitarian Initiative thru ‘Benevolent Refrigerator’

A new charitable initiative known as ‘Kuwait’s Benevolent Refrigerator’ carried out by Kuwaiti citizens has drawn significant support among communities in various cities in the Gulf State. According to a report by the Kuwait Times, the initiative has had citizens voluntarily set up ‘benevolent refrigerators’ in front of their residences to be a place of [...]

Indian Gov’t Puts Mandatory Registration on Hold after NRI Outcry

The government of India has decided to defer the implementation of its controversial decision to require online registration mandatory for non-emigration check required (NECR) passport holders travelling for work to any of the 18 countries listed on India’s External Affairs Ministry website. ALSO READ: New Updates for Transfer of Expat Workers Visa Announced The decision [...]

Is Kuwait Finally Shutting Expats Out?

The next seven years will see a significant drop in the number of expats living in the country when the Kuwaiti government finally executes its plan to balance the demographics of its residents as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. ALSO READ: Program to Evaluate Need for Expat Workers Approved The government’s legal [...]