Legal Clinic

Transfer of Factory visa to Private company

My sister has been working with a company for the last 3 years and had entered the country on a factory visa. She has now finished her contract and would like to transfer her visa to a private company but with the same sponsor. Please advise if it would be …

Read More »

Can expat adopt a child of other expat in Kuwait?

Thank you for all legal advice that you have been providing to the Arab Times readers. I would like to know whether an expat in Kuwait can adopt a child of another expat of the same nationality, or an abandoned child under Kuwait law. If yes, what are the steps …

Read More »

Loan Shark Threatening for more payment

I am an expatriate Indian living in Kuwait for the past 12 years. Due to some unfortunate incidents in my life I was forced to borrow KD 1,200 from someone by signing an I.O.U in 2013 and from that day onwards I have been paying KD 110 as interest every …

Read More »

Salary below KD 450 – Want to bring wife to Kuwait

Sir my salary is KD 300. Can I bring my wife who is in India? Name withheld Answer: Yes you can get your wife only on Visit Visa and not on dependent visa as law clearly states that for dependent visa your salary should be KD 450 per month Send …

Read More »

Hired from abroad for Asst. Manager and given a job of a supervisor in Kuwait in a fast food restaurant

I really need immediate advice. I have been working in a fast food restaurant (private sector) for 6 months. I was hired through an agency in my country. My problems are as follows. 1. When I arrived in Kuwait I signed contract with the company stating my position as assistant …

Read More »

Want divorce

I am an Indian living in Kuwait with my wife and son. My wife is a teacher working in a school. My son is on my dependent residence (Article 22) and my wife is on the school’s residence (Article18). We got married in India in 2000. Now we have decided …

Read More »

Limit for accumulation of Annual leave

First of all let me thank you for the free legal guidance that you are providing to the expat community. I would like to know what the current Kuwait Labor Law states regarding accumulating Annual leaves. As my family is here in Kuwait, I did not go on Annual leave …

Read More »

Maternity leave for those who haven’t completed a year with the company

I want to know if I will be able to get a paid maternity leave since our HR told me that I need to be one year working in the company to get the benefit of 70 days paid maternity leave. Name withheld Answer: Article 24 clearly states that a …

Read More »

Renewal of residence for dependents ( Salary below 450)

I am looking for some advice regarding the residence renewal. My husband is on 18 visa with KD 250 salary cap and he is the sponsor of my son. Now my husband got another job offer from another company where the salary scale is KD 250. My query is, if …

Read More »

Husbands visa cancelled – Daughter is still having valid residence

My husband’s visa was cancelled on Aug 18, 2016 and my daughter sponsorship is to my husband’s residence as a dependent. Now my daughter is in our native country. We are planning to bring out daughter to Kuwait. I checked the MoI (Ministry of Interior) online service that showed my …

Read More »
Translate »