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Expats coming to Kuwait to be tested for skills and knowledge before visa is issued

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Expatriates coming to Kuwait should be ‘tested’ as part of plans to reform the demographic imbalance, the Director- General of the Public Authority for Manpower, Dr. Mubarak Al-Azmi, said the same will be done in cooperation with the Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) for related professions to ensure the applicant has good skills and knowledge about the job he is hired for before a visa is issued.

Al Qabas quoting responsible sources, said the tests by the KSE will be for new arrivals as a first stage, and then will include those who want to renew their work permits inside the country.

The sources confirmed that the tests will be a condition for the renewal and issuance/renewal of work permits, and in the event of failure the person will be given a grace period to leave the country.

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