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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Legal Clinic


How is inheritance (indemnity & bank accounts) dealt with under Kuwait Law, if a non-Muslim expatriate worker dies in Kuwait without a written will? Alternately, how to ensure that the assets of a non-Muslim expatriate worker are given to his family in case of his death in Kuwait? Name withheld …

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Transfer of Shepherds Visa

I would like to know whether expatriates on camel shepherd visas or some other shepherd visas can transfer to another sponsor after one year according to the new law. Name withheld Answer: Yes, you can transfer to another company or sponsor if you were locally hired and have been with …

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End of service benefits ( Indemnity & Leave Balance)

I joined my company on 01-1- 1995. I resigned on 20-3-2016 and my last working day was 11-5- 2016. You are kindly requested to calculate my end of service benefits (monthly salary KD 300). Leave with pay I got until June 2013. I asked for a release also but employer …

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Illegal construction has closed my apartments window and A/C

I am living in Hawally, on the ground floor of a certain building. Due to illegal construction my home windows and A/C have become totally closed now. I have a window A/C, which due to the illegal construction is not working properly. I kindly request you to please let me …

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Loan transfer

I have been working with an organization as an engineer for the past 2 years. I have a loan with one of the banks which I am due to pay installments for another few months. My questions are: 1. If at all I get a good opportunity in another company …

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Factory Visa Transfer

After working as a technician in a factory (on an Article 18 work permit) for the last 2 years and 1 months I resigned as I had received a good offer from another company. After working in the new company for 1 month, my current mandoub (company representative) is telling …

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Deported from Kuwait want to come back

My mother worked with a Kuwaiti family from 1990 to 2004 before she had some problems with the family. The family then filed a case against her (absconding from house). Then they handed her over to a police station. My mother was jail in for 20 days before the Interior …

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Monthly pay slip

When you leave your work place and transfer to another employer, should the visa transfer processing fees be shouldered by the employee or the employer? A friend of mine is seeing some salary deductions by his current company, which says the deductions include the “visa transfer fee” of KD 60. …

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Nurse faces problems

I was hired by a local clinic on Sept 1, 2013 and started working as a nurse — although I did not have the Ministry of Health license — on a KD 300 monthly salary. I was locally hired and hold a work permit of Article 18 (position: receptionist). Earlier …

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Change in Job Designation on Work Permit

I have done a Bachelors in Computer Science (BSC) and the certificate has been approved and attested by Ministry of Justice. Can I use the word “Engineer” as job designation on my work permit. My company had put the designation as “maintenance technician” but I want to have this changed. …

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