Govt’s Proposal Aims to Force Expats to Leave to Receive Indemnity

As the race for time until the appointed date by which the government aims to achieve its Kuwaitization goals continues, more ideas and suggestions are floated by members of the parliament to help the national assembly realize its goals.

From introducing health insurance requirements to higher public service fees, the government is keen on addressing the demographic imbalance in the country, which also has an impact on the labour situation of citizens, among others.

Govt’s Proposal Aims to Force Expats to Leave to Receive Indemnity
Credits: KUNA

Move for Expats to Receive Indemnity Upon Leaving Kuwait to be Proposed

In line with this, Kuwaiti lawmakers are set to file a legislative plan regarding the population structure and several executive measures at a government-parliamentary meeting, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times.

According to the report, the government and the National Assembly have agreed with the provision concerning expats leaving Kuwait, that in order to do so, they should submit a document as proof that they are leaving the country, in order to receive indemnity upon termination or resignation from a job, whether in the public or private sector.

The employment of hundreds of foreign nationals has led to inflated employment in ministries, which hinders employment of Kuwaiti nationals. The plan also aims to curb the issuance of licenses for certain professions belonging to expat communities, which have seen tremendous growth in the country over the recent years.

In other news, expats can now correct a misspelled name and ensure correct record of personal data through the government’s new online service system that has been developed for this purpose, as announced by Musaed Al-Asousi, Director General of Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) last April 27.

According to Asousi, the new service will make it easier for expats to address issues with their documents, unlike before when they had to repeatedly visit the PACI and Ministry of Interior.

Through the online service, requests for changes to records of expats can be made prior to the issuance of civil cards. The designated employees at PACI can apply the changes upon the request of concerned individuals to ensure the correctness of their personal data while maximizing the advantage of using computers in a fast, easy, and convenient manner.

Meanwhile, there have been concerns raised by several expats regarding the inefficient service at the Farwaniya Residency Affairs Department, despite the cancellation of the residency stickers on their passports due to insufficient manpower assigned to assist transactions pertaining to residence permits, which had caused several transactions to pile up.

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