Legal Clinic

Driving license issue – From Engineer to Supervisor designation

I have obtained driving license on the basis of Engineer profession and salary KD 550. If I well change my designation to supervisor, will it lead to the cancellation of driving license even though I meet the requirement of university degree, earning a salary above KD 600 and more than …

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Factory visa Engineer unable to transfer

My nationality is Indian. I arrived in Kuwait in October 2016 with a factory visa. I joined another company for work as a civil engineer, I have civil engineer degree, but my factory visa is not transferable as my new company checked and told me. My new company is ready …

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Medical test for new visa

I got my work visa for Kuwait. I have to go for medical test soon. I have ringworm on my left side. Will this make me unfit for the job? Name withheld Answer: To the best of our knowledge, ringworm is not one of the diseases one is tested for …

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Visit Visa – Sister sponsoring brother

I would like to bring my brother who is 20 years old to Kuwait for 10 days from India. I am his sister having Visa 18. I would like to know whether I can bring him and what the procedure is? Can I get a visa if the sworn affidavit …

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NOC issue from KES – Unable to transfer visa

I am Saheer, currently working in Kuwait as an instrumentation engineer. I resigned from my company and joined a new company on 10/12/2017. Almost 5 months are over; because of the NOC issue I could not transfer my residency to a new company. My old company is going to cancel …

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Engineers without NOC from KES and without residence, stay in Kuwait is about to end

I am working as a Service Manager for a Construction Equipment Company for the last 14 years. My company is in the process of transferring my residency to another project/company under the same group, as the previous project/company is closed and am provided with a temporary residency (Article 14) for …

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Company is not accepting resignation after 1 yr of service

I have completed 1 year’s service in a company, but the company is not accepting my resignation letter. How do I proceed from here as the company is not paying overtime and no holiday. Name withheld Answer: If you were hired locally by the company, you are entitled to a …

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NOC rejected by KSE – Shoun rejected change in designation

Due to the recent change in rule for renewing the residence visa of engineers I am not able to obtain an NOC from Kuwait Society of Engineers. Hence my company has tried to change my designation from engineer to manager, Shoun has rejected and said NOC is required. Kindly advise …

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Conditions required to obtain driving license

I always appreciate the work of the Arab Times Legal clinic. I have the following queries about the driving license. 1. What are the conditions for getting a driving license ? 2. Currently my visa status is Supervisor of safety & security team & working in KOC, am I eligible …

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Divorce and sponsorship of child

I have been offered a job in Kuwait, but my husband has applied for a divorce and the case is ongoing. I want to take my child along with me to Kuwait. What are the formalities and what if in child passport her father’s name is not mentioned? Will it …

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