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Legal Clinic

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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Insurance claim for the accident

First of all I would like to thank you for whatever guidance you can on how to claim insurance for a road accident while travelling in a public transport bus. My wife was riding on a bus from Maliya to Fahaheel on the 102X route when, at the Fahaheel stop …

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Combined salaries no more accepted to sponsor children for new residence

I just want to ask about visas for babies born here in Kuwait. Both my wife and I have work permits (visa Article 18). Her salary is KD 500 and mine KD 250. Will we have problems in getting a visa for our newborn baby? Name withheld Answer: According to …

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Oil & Gas company doesn’t pay salaries on time – 6 months salary in balance

I am working in a reputed company in the Oil & Gas sector but for some time now the company is not paying our salaries on time (6 months salary in balance) and employees are resigning. My question is that I have resigned as I have got a good offer …

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Resigned after 3 years – Indemnity & transfer issue

I resigned from my previous company after working for 3 years and 2 months to be exact. I resigned in June this year. I just want to know if it’s possible to get any indemnity?. Now I am having a issue regarding my visa because they told me I have …

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License cancelled due to change in designation – Have to wait for 2 yrs to reapply

Initially I got my divining license in 21/9/2014 with the job title of driver but then I got a job in different company which changed my job title to sales manager with a salary of KD 1,000 on 22/12/2014. When I went to renew my license on 21/9/2015 they informed …

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Documents for dependent visa

I read your legal clinic everyday and thank you for all queries answered. I am one of the thousands wondering and seeking for help. Here is my question: My husband has been working in Kuwait almost 13 years until now. Me and my 10-year-old daughter were on his sponsorship 5 …

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Stubborn Boss of the company refuses to accept resignation and local transfer

My friend has resigned but his boss has not accepted his resignation and local transfer. He is working for more than 9 years with that company and is an email conversation considered as a proof of submission of a person’s resignation submission … how can he get a release? Name …

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Transfer of wife’s residence from Father to Husband

Hi there I am a bit confused of your advices to some people in regards of transferring their wives’ residence. I am attaching a copy of those answers which I have taken from the web. Kindly advise. My wife is currently staying in Kuwait on her dad’s residence. Now she …

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