Tuesday , September 18 2018

Legal Clinic

Transfer problems

I’m new to Kuwait and was working in the private sector until recently. During my probation period, the company decided to cut expenses and terminated me with a release. I found another sponsor and got a transfer paper signed from my old sponsor and also the new sponsor. On the …

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Rent increase – Approach Rental court if the landlord increases the rent before the expiry of current contract

I am staying in a 1-bedroom, hall, kitchen flat and the contract will expire on June 30, 2017. Please advise what maximum rent can be increased as I am paying rent KD 180 and other people renewed their contract at KD 260; if the landlord increases the rent from KD …

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Validity of all driving licenses issued after April 1, 2013 are tied to the validity of recipient’s residence

I am a regular reader of the Arab Times newspaper. Recently I came across an article published in the newspaper stating that all those who hold driving licenses issued after 2014 are necessarily required to renew their licenses irrespective of the validity and expiry date. However when I cross checked …

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Visa for Pakistani nationals – Security clearance from Kuwait’s security authorities nedeed

I am living and working in Kuwait and would like you to clarify about Kuwait work visa for Pakistanis, because I was going through your Legal Clinic questions and their answers. What I have come to know is that Kuwait Visas (any type) for Pakistan are not banned but there …

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To sponsor dependent visa salary of KD 450 must

I am working as an engineer in one of the companies in Kuwait. I am planning to bring my wife to Kuwait. Could you tell me the procedure to apply for the family visa? And what is the eligibility criteria to apply for family visa? My salary is KD 250. …

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Job Contract clause

I am working as senior accountant for the last couple of years on visa 18 transferable and recently went for an interview and everything went OK. But during the final round, the HR told me they have a company policy where they have put a clause in the job agreement …

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Acquiring birth certificate of newborn

Is it possible for me to take birth certificate for my new-born if I am on Article #14 (temporary visa)? Name withheld Answer: Article 14 visa, as you rightly said, is temporary. It is issued to prevent the recipient from being classified as illegal while he/she awaits the completion of …

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Women not allowed to be sponsored by Father once married.

My wife is currently staying in Kuwait on her dad’s residence. Now she is pregnant and I want to transfer her residence to my sponsorship… is it possible with a KD 300 salary on the work permit. Also what about my baby’s residence after the birth. Name withheld Answer: You …

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Will I face problems for newborn dependent visa?

I would like to clarify my doubts regarding the new law on dependent visa. My wife is pregnant and planning to deliver in Kuwait in April, 2017. I brought my wife and daughter to Kuwait dependent visas and later transferred wife’s residence to Article 18. She is working now. And …

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Staying out of country more then 6 months

I have certain queries … could you guide me: 1. My wife and 2-year-old daughter are my dependents on visa Article 22. My wife is 3 months pregnant and doctors have suggested that she take complete bed rest until delivery. 2. She left Kuwait on 29th October -2016 and her …

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