Thursday , April 26 2018

Legal Clinic

Transferring from Govt Project visa to Private company visa

With regard to the subject, I came to Kuwait under a govt project visa in 2012. I have transferred to another govt project under a different sponsor in 2016. Now I have gotten a new offer from a private company. Is it possible for me to transfer to the private …

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Suspicious about visa trading

I came to Kuwait 3 months ago. I am on Visa No. 18. Now I have been offered a better job. My sponsor has already given me the transfer. Can I transfer my visa to a new company. I am a attested degree holder. My visa transferring if possible.? Please …

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Driving license for an Engineer

  I have been working as a Civil Engineer in Kuwait for almost 3 years. In my work permit, designation is mentioned as Civil Engineer and I have a valid Engineering degree. But my salary is KD 500 only. Am I eligible for getting a driver’s licence in Kuwait. Thank …

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Driving License for Salesman

Is it possible to obtain a driving license as my profession is given as fruit seller (salesman). Name withheld Answer: Your profession is only taken into consideration if you are seeking exemption from meeting some or all the requirements needed to be granted a driving license. Your profession will however …

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Licensing the rights to a third party’s Intellectual Property

This past Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, I had the pleasure of attending the D1 MEET UP, a monthly networking event for the Kuwaiti creative community, hosted by Dina Al-Mallak and Jassim Burhama of CEE Network, and Masscreation Productions. This month’s meet up featured Raed Al-Hout, US Patent and Trademark Office …

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Company file closed – Visa on article 14 – Can I transfer to another company?

I am currently holding Article 14 visa, my Civil ID expired on Dec 6, 2017, after that my company made 3 months visa up to March 5, 2018 and in Kuwait I completed 2 years 3 months in same company, I am working as engineer in a private company under …

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From July 1st 2018 – No recruitment for Expats graduates below 30 yrs

Require your kind clarification regarding the new law which is to be implemented by July 1, 2018. No recruitment of expatriate graduates below 30 years starting from July 31st. Is this law applicable for the graduates below 30 years who are already working in Kuwait? I am 27 years of …

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Passport seized by sponsor

My question is in regard to my passport. I worked for a company for over five years and I had to file a case to be able to get a release. I finally received my release now and I am trying to get my passport; my old employer took my …

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Absconding case registered – Can I take advantage of this Amnesty

My visa is Article 18, and my sponsor registered a complaint against me that I ran away (Thagayub), therefore my residency has expired, can I use this amnesty to leave the country? If I can not what do I have to do to leave the country? Name withheld Answer: Under …

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Company situation is not good – Want to resign but company not accepting resignation

First all, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Arab Times legal clinic wing for providing such a helpful information. I am a BE graduate (certificate attested) and came to Kuwait on a government project visa in 2008. My visa locally transferred in 2015 to my current company …

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