Wednesday , September 26 2018

Legal Clinic

Annual Leave

We have a number of queries related to calculation of leave salary and leave entitlement of our company staff. We would also like to know how their leave salary is to be calculated as we have failed to find any law on some of the issues. We have a 5-day …

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Transfer from Commercial visit visa to Work Visa

I have been given a commercial visit visa by a company in Kuwait. Can it be transferred to work visa once I arrive in Kuwait. I am a graduate (degree attested) and have Microsoft certifications. Do I need to do a medical in India? Name withheld Answer: The rules on …

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Local transfer – Read contract before signing

First of all, I would like to appreciate your efforts of replying to all our questions with the most reliable answers. Please also guide me on what should be done next in the following scenario: I am an IT post-graduate and have been working in a private company since December …

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Indemnity – Working for International company

I am working for an international company in Kuwait for the last 5 years and before that I worked for 5 years for the same company in Saudi Arabia with no interruption of my employment contract except the geographical relocation. I did not receive the termination benefits when I left …

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Visit visa extension

Can I extend the family visit visa, currently valid for 1 month, for my mother. And if not, can I transfer her to a tourist visa — valid for 3 months — even though she has already entered Kuwait. Finally what are requirements that I need to fulfill to get …

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Transfer from Government Project Visa to Private Sector

Hi … is it possible now to transfer government project visas to the private sector? Name withheld Answer: We have answered a number of similar questions and in a lot of detail of the last few months. One of these answers is reprinted below for your information and that of …

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Driving License renewal – Accountant profession changed to Clerk

You have answered this question several times, but since the rules are changing frequently kindly clarify this issue for me and those who are like me. I got a driving license on 2-7- 2006 and this will expire on 2-7- 2016. When I got the license I was an accountant. …

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Overtime calculation

I am working in a multinational company, and my monthly salary pay structure is Basic + HRA (House Rent Allowance). HRA is set by the company as 40% of the basic salary, e.g. the Basic is KD 100 and the HRA (40%) is KD 40 so the total salary for …

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Wife sponsoring husband on dependent visa

I have been on an Article 18 visa since 2010 in Kuwait. I’m a woman, recently married to a Filipino guy who is living in my country. I would like to ask if I can get a visit visa or dependent visa to bring him to Kuwait to live with …

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Project Visa Transfer

I came to Kuwait in 2012 on a project visa. This project was finished in 2015 and we transferred to another project. For our new project our company got a new sponsor but due to the change in transfer rules our company was unable to transfer our visa to the …

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