Tuesday , December 12 2017

Legal Clinic

Transfer from Family visa (22) to Private visa (18)

Please advise whether the below news is genuine or not. General Department for Residency Affairs has issued a decision to prohibit residency transfer from Article No. 22 (family visa) to Article No 18 (private sector work visa) for expatriate women. The decision also stipulates cancellation of residency of expatriate women …

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Sponsoring wife and transfer from Fathers residence to Husband

I am working as a nurse under a private contract with a monthly salary of KD 300 and at present staying in company accommodation. My wife is in Kuwait under her father’s residence. Is it possible for me to transfer her residency to mine? Will I get family residence since …

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Lifting ban on Pakistani nationals visa after visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

I would like to ask about the news on lifting ban on issuing Kuwaiti visas to Pakistanis, as announced recently during the meeting of Pakistani prime minister and Kuwaiti officials. Moreover, I would like to know when it will be official? As I am curious about its implementation. Because, I …

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Want to bring wife and children on dependent visa

I have been working here since December 2013. My basic salary is KD 400. I am working here on a Civil Foreman Visa. Now I want to bring my wife and children on dependent visa. Is it possible for me to bring them? Name withheld Answer: No, you cannot bring …

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Project visa transfer

I am writing for the purpose of getting a clear understanding and guide from you very end. I was hired abroad under a government project visa. I have been working for almost 3 years now here in Kuwait. My company notified me that my contract project is already finished. Now, …

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Pakistani citizen wants to work in Kuwait

I am a Kuwait born Pakistani citizen and my father served Kuwait Air Force for more than 25 years. We came to Pakistan in 1999 due to higher education of me and my siblings. Meanwhile, Kuwait imposed visa ban for Pakistanis. Now I’m an engineering graduate and have been working …

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Suspended with salary cut for arguing with HRD for my rights

I would like to thank you in advance for reading my letter. I joined my new company on July 20, 2016, and up until now they have not discussed with us the company rules and regulations, but we were assured that the company follows the private sector Kuwait Labor Law. …

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Dirty Garden in Salmiya

I am an avid reader of the Arab Times newspaper and follow articles on the Legal Clinic as well. I thank you for the crisp and proper responses to variety of problems. I have one query as below: There is a public garden in Salmiya, Block 10. This garden is …

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Sponsoring Parents on family residence

I am residing in Kuwait with my father. My father has also been working here for the past 22 years. He is 71 years old and my mother passed away 3 years ago. He is on an Article 18 residence but his iqama will expire next month, as the sponsor …

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