Authority Announces New Requirements on Changing Employers

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Monday has announced the new requirements regarding the transfer of workers from one employer to another.

According to the Minister of Social Affairs and the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Maryam Al-Aqeel, to maintain control over the labor market and to keep the demographics in Kuwait in check, new requirements as per Resolution No. 529 of 2020, which regulates the requirements for the transfer of employees from one sponsor to another have been issued.

New Law Announced Regarding the Transfer of Residence from One Employer to Another
Credits: PAM

New Requirements for the Transfer of Residence from One Employer to Another Announced – PAM

The decision is related to the transfer of workers from the private sector to the public sector and takes into account the existing procedures as per the Authority and Civil Service Bureau which prohibit the transfer of government workers to the private sector, the Arab Times Online reported.

Meanwhile, according to the update, spouses and children of Kuwaiti women, as well as the wives of Kuwaiti and Palestinian men who hold documents and/or are holders of technical professions, specializing in the medical field such as doctors, nursing staff, and others who specialize in the medical field as recognized by the Ministry of Health, in transferring to establishments holding licenses to practice are excluded from this.

Al Mousa explained that the new regulations related to the transfer of the residence of dependent visa (family visa) to work in the private sector, have been passed as specific groups have been allowed to transfer to work in the private sector such as the husbands and children of Kuwaiti women and the wives of Kuwaitis, as well as those born to Kuwaitis and Palestinians who hold documents and those who hold graduate degrees.

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