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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 [...]

Few Things to Note with the New Residency Scheme in Kuwait

Going for work overseas can be a challenging thing, especially for first time overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who lack the general knowledge and background of the country they will be residing in. As in the case of Kuwait, we know that it is a country located in the Middle East. And being an Arab nation, [...]

Guide: Understanding Alcohol Law in Kuwait

Unlike its GCC neighbours such as the UAE and Qatar, where alcohol is restricted but widely available, Kuwait has a different stand when it comes to alcohol laws since there there’s no alcohol available in Kuwait. So you can’t expect find any even in hotels and restaurants. And while it seems that the law bans [...]

How to Rent a Car in Kuwait

Getting around in Kuwait is relatively easy if you have a car. Since there aren’t a lot of public transportation options other than taxis and buses here, car rental is quite common and can prove to be practical, especially for visitors staying for a short period of time. ALSO READ: How to Apply for a [...]

List of Kuwait Public Holidays in 2019

Living as an expat in a foreign country such as Kuwait, subjects individuals to certain limitations due to citizenship status and other related matters. And while this is common in most countries anywhere in the world – apparently, there is a specific law in Kuwait which allows expats and eligible foreign workers to acquire a [...]