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Saturday , November 17 2018

Legal Clinic

Driving license validity

I have a query regarding the validity of Kuwait driving license. It was issued in 2011 and I left Kuwait for 2 years. I came back on another visa but with the same Civil ID number. The validity of my license shows the year 2021. Will it be a problem …

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Indemnity Calculation for 11 years service

I request you to provide me the indemnity calculation ( as I have resigned) for the period of service mentioned below along with the other details. Date of joining: 08/10/2004 Date of resignation: 29/10/2015 Last working day: 29/01/2016 Total service: 11 years, 3 months, 3 weeks You are requested to …

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Transfer from Article 17 ( Project Visa) to Article 18 (Private Sector Work Visa)

Four expatriates, including my friend, who were working on an Article No 18 residence were transferred last year in January/ February 2015 to a government Article 17 residence. They had been working for the past 5 years in the same company. Unfortunately the Mandoob (company representative) transferred their residence to …

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Maternity leave for Ministry staff and Private Companies

Thanks for all the replies and guidance provided to the readers through your Legal Clinic column. My wife is working as a nurse for the Ministry of Health (MOH) and I just want to know why the maternity holidays policy for ministry staff (30 days) and private companies staff (45) …

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Overtime calculation on weekdays and holidays

Can you please give us the various calculations for overtime in different situations?. Our contract says we are entitled to overtime at the rate 1.25 times the basic salary as overtime on week days and 1.50 times if the overtime is on holidays. I would like to know if we …

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Absconding Case – Egyptian Mandoub trying to make money

Dear sir, kindly help me if possible. My company filed a “runaway case” against me some four years ago. I managed to negotiate with the company’s kafil (sponsor) and he agreed to withdraw the case. The sponsor has signed the necessary document and handed it over to the Mandoub (company …

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Difference between Tourist Visa and Visit Visa

Recently there were news that “visit visa which was free will now cost KD 30 and tourist visa which was also free will now cost KD 90”. I have following questions: (1) Last year I was in Kuwait and received the visa on arrival, and paid KD 3. If the …

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Driving license status for a Teacher to Housewife and back as Teacher

My wife started her career in Kuwait as a teacher in private school, while she was working in school she got the driving license. After working for few years due to some health issues, she left the job and became a housewife… after transferring her residence to a dependent one. …

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Giving Private Tuition

I am a housewife residing in Kuwait. I have read many news items that say “teachers who are caught giving tuitions are fined and deported “. I am a housewife. I am not working anywhere and I am only dependent on my husband’s visa. Can I give tuition to kids …

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Pregnancy & Termination

I am in the seventh month of my pregnancy and I have been missing office at least once a week because I am often sick, with a medical certificate to prove my inability to come to office. Now, the company says it cannot tolerate my being away from office and …

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