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Three-month window to transfer from domestic

KUWAIT CITY, July 25: Director of Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dousari says the authority has collaborated with the Ministry of Interior to allow transfer of Article 20 visas of domestic workers to work permits in the private sector for three months starting from Aug 15, reports Al-Seyassah daily. 

In a press statement, he said the domestic workers will be allowed to transfer their residence to the private sector under the same employer or under any of his close relatives after spending one year in the country. Al-Dousari revealed that the authority reached an agreement with the Ministry of Interior to allow such transfer of domestic visas to work visas of private sector for the last time, after which the situation of the local labor market will be studied. The authority will also study the need for bringing expatriate workers from abroad on work permits based on certain regulations which the authority will announce later. 

He appreciated Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah for collaborating with the authority and easing the procedures for the good of the Kuwaiti labor market and employees.

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