Monday , November 20 2017

Legal Clinic

Work permit tied to residence

I am a resigned employee of a private company waiting indefinitely to go on exit after receiving ‘final settlement’. My ‘work permit’ was cancelled in April 2017 soon after the notice period while visa and civil ID is valid up to Feb, 2018. Kindly advise whether it is permitted to …

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Taking action on Sexual harassment

I am 18 years old, and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I saw your ‘Sexual Harassment’ post dating back to the 17th of October 2016, and I would like to address some of my own queries if you will. 7 months ago, I was raped by a stranger …

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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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