Wednesday , December 13 2017

Legal Clinic

Visit visa for In-laws below 50 yrs and documents required

I hold an Indian passport and currently working as supervisor for a company. Please let me know the ways to take the visit visa for my father-in-law (48 years), mother- in-law (40 years) and sister-inlaw (5 years), as my wife has permanent residence here under my sponsorship. Requesting you to …

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Withdrawal of resignation during notice period

I just want to ask if I can cancel my resignation before my 3 months notice finished, because just now I have known that I am pregnant and so I don’t have any other option but to stay on with the company until I give birth. I have been working …

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Bonus calculation in Indemnity

Our company includes bonus while calculating indemnity for employees in compliance with Kuwait Labour Law. The bonus amount varies each year. My question is if an employee has been paid bonus for the past 10 years and during the 11th year if he was not paid any bonus, and if …

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Is Kuwait really banning degree holders under 30 yrs next year?

I was wondering if Kuwait is really banning degree holders under 30 years starting January the first or is it just a proposal? I’m currently working as waitress for 3 months in Kuwait but I have a degree in engineering but soon I would like to search for a job …

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Driving license linked to residence

First of all I like to thank you for your informative column in Arab Times. I am a Portuguese national and arrived in Kuwait in 1977 and worked in a reputed bank in Kuwait for 35 years. I started driving in Kuwait since 1985 and my driving licence is valid …

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Company has no plan to renew residence – Temporary residence stamped by the company

I am an accountant currently working in Kuwait for the last two years. At joining time there was a contract for 2 years and after that as per mutual agreement (written in contract paper). This October I completed my 2-year contract and the company has stamped 3 months extension in …

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Driving license – change in designation

Kindly advice, I have a driving licence which is blocked now due to designation change. The license was issued based on designation ‘computer engineer’ but after getting license I got job opportunity in another company and new company didn’t have engineer quota so they put my new designation as computer …

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Ban on recruitment of expats below 30 years of age for degree holders

Need your advice on below 2 points: 1) Ban on recruitment of expats below 30 years of age. 2) 2 years passport validity for family visa. Recently news was published that no work permit will be issued to expatriate workers below 30 years for diploma holders and higher. Can you …

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4 months passed Indemnity still not paid

I already got transferred and joined a new company. My previous company has not paid my 9 years’ indemnity. This is almost four months. To get the indemnity is there any time limit to approach Shoun or can I go there any time? I am trying to use my connections …

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Terminated – 3 mnts notice given, can I work at new company?

My services have been terminated by my company and have been issued a termination letter with 3 months notice. Now I’ve got a new job offer and they want me to join within a month; can I join the new employer immediately given this situation? Kindly advise. Name withheld Answer: …

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