Legal Clinic

Final settlement with leave balance

First of all, thanks for all the valuable advice — according to the Kuwait Labor Law — that you have been providing to the readers of the Arab Times. 1) I would like to know which of my allowances will be included in the calculation of my indemnity … the …

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Visa for wife – Pakistani national

I am a Pakistani and in the government sector in Kuwait. Can I get a family visa for my wife. Due to some restrictions it’s very difficult to manage family matters in the country. What can be done by me to get the family visa? Name withheld Answer: According to …

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Apartment maintenance – Harris saying “I have to take care of it at my own expense”

I have been living in an apartment for over 5 years but 2 weeks ago our ceiling in the bedroom stated dripping water … from a leak from the upper apartment. I informed the harris (caretaker) about the problem and he sent someone to look at the leak but this …

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Working in Catering Company based in US Army Camp – Want Release

I am working in a catering company based in a US Army camp, Kuwait. I have already completed three years with this firm and am still working there. My visa is Article 18. I want to get a release and join another company in Kuwait City … is it possible? …

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Transferring of Farm visa to Company visa

I came to Kuwait on Oct 8, 2012 on a farm (agriculture) visa. Now I want to transfer my iqama (residence) to a company … so please let me know whether I can transfer my iqama because I have been with a single sponsor last three and half years. Name …

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Can son bring parents and sponsor them on dependent visa?

I am working for a well-known private sector company and earning a salary of KD 250 while my basic salary is KD 175. My father will be retiring in 2 years, and I would like to know that being their son whether I can sponsor both of my parents. Name …

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Company problems

I have been working with a local supermarket as a cashier from Nov 23, 2013. My current residency renewed for 2 years from Dec 2, 2015 to Nov 28, 2017. My salary was KD 112 and KD 124 from April 2016. I would like to resign due to family reasons …

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Rental agreement

I am not only an Arab Times reader but have also been an annual subscriber for over a decade. I am trying to shift to a bigger house and have been told that the rent agreement shall be for 5 years and during these 5 years the house owner cannot …

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Transferring from Project Visa back to Private Visa ( Locally Hired)

I had been reading previous replies to similar questions but have been unable to find an answer to my question. I am an engineer (BSc Engineering) and was previously on my father’s sponsorship (Article 22 visa), later changed to an Article 18 “private” visa (have been on private visa for …

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Documents required to get Health Insurance

One of my friends went for family insurance at an insurance office and they asked for results of finger prints. At that time my friend didn’t have a copy of the finger print results. One of the insurance agents told him that it’s compulsory but added “If you don’t have …

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