Saturday , September 22 2018

Legal Clinic

Wanted Release – But company has history of not giving release

I am a university graduate and have been working as an accountant in a private company in Kuwait since April, 2010. Now I am thinking of taking a release due to dissatisfaction with my current salary. But the problem is that I am afraid … if I approach my employer …

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Son sponsoring father

I have been an ardent reader of the Arab Times for the last 22 years, especially the Legal Clinic. I seek clarification for my below enquiry. I am 61 years old and will be soon retiring from my job. My eldest son is working here in a local bank and …

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Indemnity issue after rehiring back

I have been working in a general trading company since June 2007. My superiors shifted me from one department to another in April 2010. I got information from my HR Department that I was terminated (on paper) in March 2010 and rehired in April 2010. They got my signature on …

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Visit Visa

I need to get a visit visa for my sister-in-law’s daughter and her husband for 10 days … please tell me if it possible or not and how much will it cost? Secondly, are tourism visas available in Kuwait? Name withheld Answer: Nowadays, the Immigration Department is very strict in …

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Rent increase

I have been staying in an old apartment in Salmiya for the last 20 years. Every 5 years, I have been renewing my contract with an increase of KD 20 in the rent. The last increase was from KD 120 to 140. I am due for renewal early next year …

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6-mth stay out of Kuwait for students

Currently I have permission for my son to stay out of Kuwait for the duration of his university studies, which is until June 2016. Please advise whether he needs to again enter the country before expiry of this permission (residence valid until April 2017) or can we again follow the …

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Want to start own business but on Ministry Visa

I have been working for a ministry (Kuwait) on an Article 17 visa for the last two years. Now I am planning to start some business here… I have got a sponsor and he is ready to sponsor me to start the business. My concern is working in the public …

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Power of attorney to made in Kuwait to sell a real estate property

I’m writing to you from Wroclaw, Poland. I have a question about power of attorney to made in Kuwait to sell a real estate property in Poland. The person who wants to give me this power of attorney lives in Kuwait (he is Polish) but the property is in Poland. …

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Bachelor accommodation

I am facing a problem. I have been staying in a flat in Abu Halifa for about 18 years. The haris (watchman) came and told me to vacate the flat as I have been staying without family. Immediately, I told him that my family would come soon. After some negotiation, …

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Lost Learners driving license

After my driving test I had the original Istimara (learner’s driving license) and the certificate issued by the Kuwait Traffic Department (KTD) confirming that I had been successful in my driving test. Unfortunately, however, I have lost the original set of documents which were initially presented to the KTD. Fortunately, …

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