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Kuwait Finally Lifts Ban on Filipino Domestic Helpers

Great news for Filipino domestic helpers! The long wait is finally over – the Kuwait government has confirmed that the ban on Filipino domestic helpers has now been lifted. READ ALSO: Salary of a Domestic Helper and Some Tips for Working in Kuwait Khaled Al-Dakhnan of the Federation of Domestic Labor Offices made the official [...]

Kuwait Follows After Saudi Ban on the Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Adverts

The use of the word, ‘maid’ in advertisements and job postings is no longer allowed in Kuwait as per the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce. READ ALSO: Increase in Absconding Cases of Domestic Workers Alarms Employers, Kuwait Authorities According to the ministry, the purpose of this decision is to uphold the dignity of those expat workers, [...]

Access to Vaccines Still A Struggle for Expats in Kuwait

Foreign nationals in Kuwait are struggling to get access to coronavirus vaccines despite the government’s vaccination campaign which has been rolled out since December of last year. In Kuwait, 70% of the population is comprised of expats, who power the country’s economy. Expats Struggle For Access to Vaccines in Kuwait Unlike other Gulf states that [...]

Pinay Nurse in Kuwait Shares Experience in Investing in Land in PH

Wherever a Filipino may be, their reasons for wanting to look for a better job is the same as everyone else: to better provide for the family. To some extent, other nationalities tend to criticize this attribute of most Filipinos. But even if others see it as a weakness, to many OFWs, this is an [...]

pinoy kuwait ofw vlogs house extension katas

It’s no secret that every Filipino dreams of having their own house. Now, if you’ve been watching videos of OFWs sharing their home construction projects, you should know that building a house from scratch, will take millions of pesos – depending on how big you want your house to be. While such will be the [...]

OWWA Chief to OFWs: ‘Postpone Return to PH Amid Spike in COVID Cases’

On Saturday (March 20), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are planning to come back home to postpone their trips due to the steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. READ NEXT: 5 Practical Ways for OFWs to Cope with Homesickness In recent weeks, the country has seen [...]

Gov’t Issues Hundreds of New Work Visas for Filipino Domestic Helpers

Kuwait authorities on Sunday (March 15) issued hundreds of visas for Filipino domestic workers after the recruitment ban that lasted for more than a year. According to officials, domestic labour offices issued the new visas to workers from the Philippines in preparation for the signing of contracts by the Philippine Embassy in the coming days, [...]

gambling raid kuwait

A reminder to everyone that gambling is illegal in Kuwait. Recently, the Kuwait Police caught 24 people involved in betting and gambling. According to a report shared by the Ministry of interior in Kuwait, the Kuwait Police have arrested people during an apartment raid. For many expats, please let this serve as a reminder that [...]

Gov’t Indefinitely Extends Ban on Entry for All Non-Residents Due to COVID-19

Kuwait non-residents won’t be allowed entry into the state in the foreseeable future. On Saturday (February 20), Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority announced that it was going to extend its entry ban for non-Kuwaiti nationals indefinitely. The move was made as part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Entry Ban for All [...]

Kuwait to Lower Airport Fees for All Passengers

One of the main things every traveler keeps an eye on is the airport fees because this allows them to prepare the right amount of cash for their travel. In light of this, Kuwait authorities recently announced a new set of airport fees for arriving and departing passengers. Soon, Lower Airport Fees for All International [...]