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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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Manage your Bank Accounts Effectively

OFWs, whether remitting or saving money for the future will need to deal with bank accounts wherever they may be in the world. Having an account or several of these in a bank can be a challenge for those who need to budget their funds effectively. Opening accounts with several banks has its perks since [...]

Here are What You Need to Know about Teaching English in Kuwait

Like in most Middle Eastern countries, English is generally considered part of the national curriculum and is taught across all levels in school and/or universities in Kuwait. However, native English-speakers are rarely found in the state education system, mainly due to cultural differences. Nevertheless, there is a significant demand for English teachers coming from other [...]

How to Apply for PhilHealth Voluntary Membership for OFWs

Aside from keeping your own savings for emergency purposes and future plans, as an OFW, you also need to consider setting up an insurance account for yourself and your dependents by the time that you can no longer work abroad or are already at an age when you are more prone to acquiring illnesses and [...]

Gov’t Agencies Expected to Lay Off 3,000+ Expats by New Fiscal Year

Following the 5-year timeline set by the Kuwaiti government to realize its goal of bringing in more nationals into the labour force, new measures are being introduced to cut down the number of expats working in both the public and private sectors. Some of these measures include raising qualifications and requirement standards, adding documentary requirements [...]

Several Construction Firms, Workers in Kuwait Ignore 11 am to 5 pm Work Ban

The summer season is here once again, but in places with extreme climates such as those in the Middle East, Kuwait included, regular work can be hazardous in itself when done in these extreme temperatures. ALSO READ: 5 OFWs in Kuwait Die of Stroke, Brain Aneurysm in Span of Two Weeks While it’s a standard [...]

How to Submit a Labour-Related Complaint in Kuwait

All workers in Kuwait reserve the right to submit a grievance or a complaint to their employer and to the Labour Relations Department. Do note, however, that those working in the domestic services, such as chauffeurs and maids, are not covered by any particular code (public/private sector), and will have to depend on general principles [...]