Legal Clinic

Transfer of Project Visa – Came to Kuwait on Visa 18, now on project visa

Dear sir, I am working in one company; it’s projects visa, but I came to Kuwait on Visa 18 restaurant job, can I change again to Visa 18, please let me know. Thank you. Name withheld Answer: Since you didn’t initially enter Kuwait on a project visa you are not …

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Got a visa stamped for Kuwait, now got handsome package from another company

I am in a bit of a confused state. I cleared an interview and got my Kuwait visa stamped. But have not joined the company so far. It is an entry visa and have validity till June 28, 2018. In the meantime, I cleared one more interview and got selected …

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Dependent visa minimum salary KD 450 or KD 250?

In MoI website, dependent visa minimum salary is mentioned as KD 250. But in other websites it is mentioned as KD 450 for private sector employees. Can you please confirm which one is correct? Is there anything changed regarding minimum salary? Name withheld Answer: To be able to sponsor your …

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Passport ran out of pages

I have my Kuwait Visa in my Passport but unfortunately my passport ran out of pages and am planning to get new passport. I have below queries, it will be grateful if you can help me with your answer. 1. Do I need to register my new passport at Immigration …

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Cancelling residence and coming back on new visa – Can family stay back?

I am currently in big dilemma because of the visa transfer issues. Let me know your advise. Am currently with the employers for 4 years and was a local hire from a private company. My visa is under project visa and my company stamped my residence in the last week …

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Visas issued before NOC rule for Engineers implemented

Kindly clear my doubt, my brother’s visa issued dated 12/02/2018 after that the NOC rule was introduced, so in this case NOC is required for residency/ Iqama or not? Name withheld Answer: If your brother requires an NOC in accordance with the new rule, and is yet to process his …

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Vacation leave between mandatory 3 months notice period

My vacation has been approved for July. But I planned my resignation 1st June. Hence June/July/August notice period. Is there any issue for vacation during notice period? Name withheld Answer: Of course there will be a problem as your vacation will come in between the mandatory three-month notice period. Unless …

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Terminating contract with company after visa transfer

Can I cancel my visa transfer from a new company? They processed my transfer for one day They said that they have submitted my papers already and I told them that I don’t want to continue anymore because I have found better opportunity in another company. Now the company doesn’t …

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Project visa transfer – Company refusing to give release

I came to Kuwait in January 2013 on a project visa (5 year project). Now I have completed more than 4 years in this project. I am a bachelor degree holder. Now I am getting good offer in ministry of health as paramedical staff. My question is, can I get …

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Not eligible for NOC from KSE – Will I have problem in renewing my Driving License?

I hold a Diploma in Electrical Engineering passed in 1992 but always worked in IT field as support engineer. I came to Kuwait in 2001 with the designation ‘Computer Engineer’ (No one asked for degree at that time). Got a driving license in 2003 when my salary was KD 350 …

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