Legal Clinic

Obtaining Birth Certificate

I am asking this query on behalf of my cousin. She was born in Kuwait in 1978. However her birth certificate has been misplaced. Both her parents have passed away. She does not even know her civil ID number if it was issued at that time. How can she avail …

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Transfer of visa from Dependent to Work

Please give me an advice. My wife has been with me for the last three months (dependent visa # 22). Now she got a job offer as a Staff Nurse, is it possible to transfer her residence from 22 to 18? I heard that dependent visa can transfer only after …

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Transfer of Farm Visa to other category for degree holder

I have completed 3 years in Kuwait with mazra’a (farm visa). Can I transfer this visa to other category. I have professional (B-Tech) degree certificate. Name withheld Answer: Regardless the qualifications you hold, you cannot transfer your farm visa to another visa category. Indeed you can only apply to a …

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Wife applying visa for Husband

I just want to inquire if I can apply for a family visa for my husband? and how? thank you! Name withheld Answer: No, you can’t. Under Kuwait law it is only the man who can sponsor his family members on dependent visa. You can only invite your husband to …

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Notice period on temporary residence

I am working as Mechanical Supervisor in Kuwait and my contract and visa is expiring in October 2017. Is it possible to cancel without 3 months notice period in the company. Company is compelling to take temporary residence and to complete the notice period. Is there any solution for this? …

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Violation of Contract

I am working with a packaging factory as a Sales Manager. My remuneration package includes a base salary+commissions on a slab basis upon achieving targets on a month by month basis. In addition there are other trading items on which I receive commissions too. The agreement I had with the …

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Government Project visa transfer to Private company visa

I am university degree holder and worked in a reputed private company for almost 9 years. Recently I resigned from this company and joined in a new private company. Now I finished my probation period with new company and one month back my visa was transferred. When I checked the …

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Baby to be born in Kuwait – Salary below KD 450/-

I am working in the private sector as physiotherapist. I would like to know that if it is essential to have minimum KD 450 salary to make residence for baby born in Kuwait. My wife is on dependent visa and expected due date is in December 2017. I have below …

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Transferring of residence to another company

I have been working in a local Kuwaiti contracting company for the last 18 months. My question is after how many years can I seek transfer to another company in Kuwait. Name withheld Answer: If your current company brought you to Kuwait from your home country, then you have to …

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Indemnity still not paid by company after 5 mnts – Expat leaving Kuwait for good

I am a resigned employee of a private company (with 12 years service) waiting to exit Kuwait. I have waited for 5 months without work and income (after the notice period of 3 months!) to get my ‘Indemnity’; but it seems my company is not going to settle it soon. …

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