Saturday , January 20 2018

Legal Clinic

Old driving license cancelled – Solution to get new license

I have problems with my driving license and as such I need a solution to overcome these problems. My driving license was issued in 2015 (in March) and it expired in March 2016. My profession was changed during the transfer of my iqama (residence) in November 2015 … from driver …

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Visa for baby

First of all I thank you sincerely for your legal services and clarifications. I kindly request you to clarify my below question and answer me briefly on the situation. My wife has a valid visa (iqama) until April 2017 and she went to India for delivery. Absenting six months from …

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New born baby in Kuwait and Salary cap for dependent visa

I have a question about the new rules? How do these affect a new born baby? Is there a minimum salary? Even if we are both here in Kuwait? Name withheld Answer: If your wife is already on a dependent visa, you will face no problems in getting the residence …

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Husband on temporary residence will it effect traveling of dependents?

I am currently working in a private company as a Sales Coordinator. My husband’s residence has expired legally but it has been temporarily extended for a period of 1 month, as per Article 14. My 17-year-old daughter, who is currently studying in India and whose residence is sponsored by my …

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Hospital forcing me to transfer residence within one month

I’m from Romania. I work in a local hospital as a technician and have completed my 3-year contract. The hospital has decided not to renew my contract, and the last day will be Dec 25, 2016. My passport will expire in 2020, while my residence will expire on 13-8-2017. Now …

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Requirements, procedure and the contacts for self-sponsorship for Long-term resident of Kuwait

Long-term resident of Kuwait under the sponsorship of a private company wants to know the requirements, procedure and the contacts for self-sponsorship. Name withheld Answer: You are talking about Article 24 of the Kuwait Residence Law which allows self-sponsorship under various conditions. This article has been put on hold for …

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Dependent visa – Earning less then 450 KD

Since 2012 I have been working as an engineer in Kuwait. Now I am trying to bring my family here. Recently I read the news that expatriates need a minimum KD 450 salary on their work permit to get a dependent visa for their family. I have an engineering visa …

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Old visa is not cancelled

Firstly, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for always giving me your expert advice regarding Kuwait laws and procedures. Your advice has helped me immensely. My question to you this time is as follows. I am in very deep trouble regarding my visa cancellation. …

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“I was told by Traffic Department that Engineers wives are not issued driving license”

Today I went to the Traffic Department in Ahmadi for my wife’s driving license. We met all the eligibility criteria (3 kids and 1 school certificate) The Traffic Department manager, however, told me that they do not issue driver’s license to engineer’s wives anymore. Upon my request, he advised me …

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Driving license linked to residence

My question is if my residency expires will my driving license be cancelled or not. I have joined a new company and my residency expired on Oct 23. The paper work for changing residency started now only. I am worried if the new company is unable to stamp residency before …

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