Legal Clinic

Cancellation of dependent visa residence

I am leaving Kuwait and want to cancel my residence. I have a daughter who is studying abroad and is my dependent. Does she need to come to Kuwait to cancel her residence? Can I cancel her residence without her being in the country? Name withheld Answer: Since your daughter …

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Renewal / Activation of cancelled driving licence

I took my driving licence on 7/05/2017 (1 year validity and now date expired). That time my profession mentioned was General Manager with salary KD 600. On 13/06/2017, I changed my iqama to another company with my profession mentioned as Work Supervisor with salary KD 600. After that, when I …

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Worked for 6 mnts want release or go back to home country

I came to Kuwait in December, I don’t want to work in my company. Can I get release or can I go back to India again, completed 6 months here. Name withheld Answer: Under Kuwait Labor Law you are expected to work for the company for three years before you …

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Driving licence renewal for an Engineer

My driving licence was first issued in 1999 and renewed again in 2009. It is up for renewal in 2019. I am an engineer and my licence has been issued for the same post. I would like to know when I renew my licence in 2019, will it be renewed …

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Attestation of documents to acquire driving licence

I have a query on the eligibility criteria for applying for a driving licence. My work permit states salary as KD 750 and my designation ‘Technician.’ I have done BSc (Chemistry Hons) but my degree certificate is not attested. Am I eligible to apply for a driving licence or does …

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Cancellation of residence and returning back to home country

I have a legal question and I hope that you can help me. I have resigned my job and I want to return to my home country. Can you please tell me what is the procedure to cancel my residency (I am aware that this part is supposed to be …

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Drivers visa changed to Electricial Engineer – Driving license got cancelled

I came to Kuwait in Feb 2016 on driver visa and got my driving licence in May 2016 with salary KD 450. At that time I heard that, driving licence will be cancelled if I change designation within 2 years. Even my mandoub insisted that it can be possible to …

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Transfer of Project Visa – Came to Kuwait on Visa 18, now on project visa

Dear sir, I am working in one company; it’s projects visa, but I came to Kuwait on Visa 18 restaurant job, can I change again to Visa 18, please let me know. Thank you. Name withheld Answer: Since you didn’t initially enter Kuwait on a project visa you are not …

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Got a visa stamped for Kuwait, now got handsome package from another company

I am in a bit of a confused state. I cleared an interview and got my Kuwait visa stamped. But have not joined the company so far. It is an entry visa and have validity till June 28, 2018. In the meantime, I cleared one more interview and got selected …

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Dependent visa minimum salary KD 450 or KD 250?

In MoI website, dependent visa minimum salary is mentioned as KD 250. But in other websites it is mentioned as KD 450 for private sector employees. Can you please confirm which one is correct? Is there anything changed regarding minimum salary? Name withheld Answer: To be able to sponsor your …

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