Legal Clinic

Free transferable Visa 18 is Illegal visa bought from visa traders

Respected Sir/Madam, I saw your the legal clinic page in Arab Times. I am new in Kuwait with free transferable Visa 18. I just want to know how many months it will take me to transfer the visa to another company. Thanking you. Name withheld Answer: If you are new …

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Need residence for 2 yr old baby in Kuwait

Sir I have 2-year-old baby in Kuwait how can I proceed visa for baby my salary below KD 450. Also my wife working here. Name withheld Answer: Since both you and your wife are working in Kuwait and your salary is below the minimum required you will not be in …

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Online retailer has not refunded my money

I would like to know my consumer rights and the steps that can be taken with regards to a reputed online retailer refusing to deliver a product I ordered, claiming it is a pricing glitch even though I received the order number and confirmation email without any issues. They claim …

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Residence process for Wife and new born outside Kuwait

My wife went to India for baby delivery on April 2. She is still in India, I would like to know exact last date of returning as per Kuwait exit law after 6 months. Moreover her visa is expiring on Nov 4, 2017 and I want to make residence process …

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Farm Visa Transfer

My brother has farm visa, is it possible to transfer to company visa?? Name withheld Answer: Yes, it is possible only to a company owned by his current sponsor. In the absence of that he can only transfer to another sponsor on the same farm visa. Is it possible to …

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Rights to information on schools in Kuwait

I was reading your reply in Arab Times news paper dated Monday July 17, 2017 to one person claiming that the Indian School is charging high fees than what are approved by the Ministry of Education. My question is that my children are studying in a Pakistani School. How and …

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Driving license for diploma holder

I have an inquiry regarding driving licence. My current salary is KD 600 and my designation is salesman. I hold a technical diploma from a university. Can I get a driving licence? Name withheld Answer: According to Traffic Department regulations, in addition to meeting the salary requirement (which you meet), …

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Visit visa extension

I am from India. My wife is here on a 3-month visit visa. She has already spent 2 months with one month remaining. I want know if I can extend the visit visa. Someone told me Kuwait government newly announced this extension facility to all nationalities. Is it true? I …

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Better jobs available – Can I get release

I have completed 1.5 years in the company. I am working on “18” visa. I have found a job and planning to change, can the company refuse to give me a transfer? What are the remedies available to me? Name withheld Answer: If the company recruited you from your home …

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Replacement not found after giving 3 months notice – Does employer still have rights to hold me?

I have this situation. I am working alone in a retail shop for almost 3 years and this is my second employer already. I am holding 18 visa with no problem. Last May, I submitted my resignation letter to my employer and talked to him that I have decided to …

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