Friday , January 19 2018

Legal Clinic

Sponsor does not want to renew visa

My wife still holds an Article 18 visa which expired this July 16. However, due to disagreements between the business owner and sponsor, the sponsor does not want to renew my wife’s visa or even just to extend it because according to him, the owner of the company needs to …

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Obtaining Birth certificate

I just want to know if it is possible to get a child’s birth certificate in Kuwait, if the parents are both Filipinos working in the country. I am waiting for your reply as I have no one else to ask. Name withheld Answer: Yes, you should have no problems …

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Company files closed, I am on temporary residence. Will I be able to transfer residence?

I have been working as an engineer in a very big and reputed company in Kuwait since January 2004 on a government project visa after being recruited from abroad (India). Our company is passing through tremendous financial problems for the last few years. Due to this financial problems, I, (I …

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Residence for New Born, Father on temporary visa

I have newborn baby and I’m in a difficult situation now. My current visa is temporary visa (for 1 month) because of some issue relating to my company. I don’t know when they will finish transferring my visa and getting a new visa for me. I went to the Births …

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Mother sponsoring visit visa for son

I am a regular reader of your legal clinic column which is very helpful. My son is studying out of Kuwait. Earlier, he was on a Kuwait residence visa but now he is 22 years old. Since there will be university vacations we want him to come to Kuwait for …

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Baby’s residence for Parents earning below 250KD

This is to inquire regarding the new policy of acquiring visa for babies born in Kuwait. We have a baby, born on April 2, 2016. We are done already with the previous steps but at the immigration level we were denied the residence due to the salary issue — my …

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Residence transfer from company – Company problems

My 3-month notice period ended on May 31, 2016. From June 4 to July 16, I traveled to my country to accompany my daughter on vacations. I was back in Kuwait on July 17. Before I left, I was paid the remaining accrued leave (which was 32 days ) by …

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Accountants exempted from salary and residence conditions for driving license

Just wanted to get a clarification. I passed my driving test in May 2015 and was directed to Farwaniya Traffic Department for collection of license. I went there and got the necessary signatures and again they directed me to Capital Traffic Department to get some signatures but at this Traffic …

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Govt Project visa transfer to same sponsor

I am working in Kuwait as coordinator on a government project visa. Since I was hired from abroad on a government visa the new rules won’t allow me to transfer to a private sector directly irrespective of the number of years I have worked in Kuwait. There are, however, some …

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Single mother (divorced) sponsoring child

I have the following question for the Legal Clinic: I am a single mother (recently divorced) and my son’s residency was sponsored by my ex-husband. My ex-husband recently left Kuwait forever. I want to know whether once the residency expires whether I will be able to sponsor my child. I …

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