Friday , September 21 2018

Legal Clinic

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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Indian expat wants Indian maid

I need to clarify some doubts regarding visas for maids. We (my wife and I) are both Indian nationals and working in Kuwait. I and my husband both are working here as engineers and the family income is over KD 2,500 per month. Soon I will deliver my first child …

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Driving license – Changed from Drivers Visa to Distributor

I would like to ask you about my driving license. I got my driving license in January 2015 and I came to the country on a driver’s visa. After some time I got a job in a multinational company. They changed my job status on my residence to “distributor”. My …

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Visas for Pakistanis – “For sure your application has been rejected”

I am drawing a monthly salary of KD 600 and I submitted a visa application for my wife at the Subhan Immigration Department, but they asked me to return at a later date. So, I went back to the same Immigration Department after a few days and without checking in …

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What are we paying Health Insurance for?

Every employer is paying KD 50 per year as insurance for each employee whenever the residence of the employees is renewed. What is this for? Is it medical insurance? If so, what are the benefits for the employees. It is understood that the insurance company will pay compensation to the …

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Part-time jobs

1). What is legal way to work as a part-timer in any company? 2). An employee of a company wants to work as a part timer in another company … so what documents he/she should keep with him/ her, to show the authorities, that he/ she is doing the part-time …

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Transfer of residence of Mother and Sister from deceased Father to Son

I wish to receive urgent advice from the Arab Times Legal Clinic on the following matter. My father, who was working in Kuwait on an Article 18 visa, unfortunately passed away a couple of days ago. My mother and sister are under his sponsorship. Now after the death of my …

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Company problems

First of all I would like to express my gratitude to the Legal Clinic staff of the Arab Times newspaper for the genuine answers provided on most labor related issues experienced by the expatriate community here in Kuwait. I was working as an Electrical Engineer – Sales & Marketing Department …

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Name Change on Passport & Kuwait Documents

I want some advice regarding my situation as well as that of my son. I have been using my maiden name since I entered Kuwait, thus the same is reflected in my passport and Civil ID although my husband and I were legally married in our country. My 2-year-old son’s …

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