Wednesday , July 18 2018

Legal Clinic

Domestic Visa transfer – Article 20 to Article 18

Is there any law which allows transfer of domestic residence (Article 20) to work permits (Article 18) with the same sponsor. Name withheld Answer: There have been various clarifications, by the concerned officials, on this issue. But doubts still persist. The main thing about domestic workers is they “can’t change …

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Company holding transfer papers

I have been working in Kuwait for the last 5.5 years. My profession is engineer. After working three years in the first company I had transferred to another company. Now in this company I worked 2.5 years and resigned because I have another better opportunity. I am on the notice …

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Govt project transfer

I have been working with a contracting company for the last three years (hired locally, completed one government project of more than two years and now working on another government project for the last 6 months with same company). I would like to ask you whether I will be able …

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Transfer from Factory visa to Company

I am an Australian and arrived in Kuwait on 06/01/2015 on a factory visa and my job title on the work permit is “Book Keeper”. I want to transfer my visa to a different company which is not a factory but is owned by the same owner for whom I …

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Visa for Pakistani Family – No ban only “restrictions”

I am a Pakistani and I want to bring my family to Kuwait. I am working with a consultant company and my salary is KD 640. Will I be able to bring my family to Kuwait. Do you have any idea whether the Kuwait government plans to lift ban on …

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Online fraud

Some one used my K-NET card for online purchases three days go. He took almost KD 800. I want to know correct procedure to get my money back. I went to the bank. They told me to go to a police station. I went to a police station where the …

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Leave Salary – Every employee is entitled to 30 paid days leave regardless of service

Thanks a lot to the Legal Clinic team for guiding the expatriates working in Kuwait on their rights. I have been working in my company since 2003 and until now the company is calculating my annual leave salary as one month’s salary (total salary divided by 30 days). This applies …

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Transfer to new company before completing one year

I am a Mechanical Engineer, and have recently joined a trading company — on Jan 24, 2016 — as a Sales Manager (position as on Istimara – work permit). I was hired on the company’s visa from India. Because of some reason, I had to quit this company, last date …

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Wife pregnant want to get mother-in- law on visit visa

Thanks for answering readers questions on various legal aspects. My question: my wife is pregnant and in Kuwait. She has been recommended bed rest by the doctors. Can I bring my mother or motherin- law to look after my wife until the delivery. Both are over 50 years … is …

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Loan shark continues to withdraw money from bank account

First of all, I would like to thank you for your noble service regarding legal advice to the desperate people. I borrowed KD 2,000 from my friend for an emergency situation by agreeing to pay KD 2,000 extra for the borrowed money — KD 200 every month for a period …

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