Legal Clinic

Salary requirement – Visit visa for Mother-in-law – Wife Pregnant

I want to apply for a visit visa for my mother-in-law because my wife is pregnant and currently admitted in Sabah Hospital. My salary is KD 250 but I have heard of an increased salary cap. Can you tell me whether I can apply for the visa or not. Name …

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Forced to take leave

I work for a prominent company in Kuwait, which employs thousands of people. I have now resigned and currently I am serving my notice period. I started the year with 40 days annual leave accrued over the last 3 years and got another 30 days for this year. As of …

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Indemnity for working 3 yrs and below

I am a new reader of the Legal Clinic. Now I am not able to clear my doubts on indemnity, and I need your help in solving my problem. I have been working in a company for 1 year and 9 months and I am about to resign after completing …

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Company file closed – Can we transfer residence to new company?

Firstly, let me thank you for the tremendous work and support you are giving through this legal column. I wanted to ask your advice on an issue we are facing. My father is working in a private firm, visa Article 18 for the last 2 years. He was hired locally. …

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Old driving license cancelled – Solution to get new license

I have problems with my driving license and as such I need a solution to overcome these problems. My driving license was issued in 2015 (in March) and it expired in March 2016. My profession was changed during the transfer of my iqama (residence) in November 2015 … from driver …

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Visa for baby

First of all I thank you sincerely for your legal services and clarifications. I kindly request you to clarify my below question and answer me briefly on the situation. My wife has a valid visa (iqama) until April 2017 and she went to India for delivery. Absenting six months from …

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New born baby in Kuwait and Salary cap for dependent visa

I have a question about the new rules? How do these affect a new born baby? Is there a minimum salary? Even if we are both here in Kuwait? Name withheld Answer: If your wife is already on a dependent visa, you will face no problems in getting the residence …

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Husband on temporary residence will it effect traveling of dependents?

I am currently working in a private company as a Sales Coordinator. My husband’s residence has expired legally but it has been temporarily extended for a period of 1 month, as per Article 14. My 17-year-old daughter, who is currently studying in India and whose residence is sponsored by my …

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Hospital forcing me to transfer residence within one month

I’m from Romania. I work in a local hospital as a technician and have completed my 3-year contract. The hospital has decided not to renew my contract, and the last day will be Dec 25, 2016. My passport will expire in 2020, while my residence will expire on 13-8-2017. Now …

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Requirements, procedure and the contacts for self-sponsorship for Long-term resident of Kuwait

Long-term resident of Kuwait under the sponsorship of a private company wants to know the requirements, procedure and the contacts for self-sponsorship. Name withheld Answer: You are talking about Article 24 of the Kuwait Residence Law which allows self-sponsorship under various conditions. This article has been put on hold for …

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