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Friday , November 16 2018

Law doesnt permit to transfer factory visa to visa 18

My son is working in Kuwait since July 2016 in a company producing rolling shutter slats. He is a graduate and he is working as a storekeeper/secretary. He got a better job in a logistic company as he is also holding diploma in shipping and logistics. Now it’s understood that being visa 18 (mazna) factory visa he cannot transfer his visa to company. Can anybody give a clear answer on his status.

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Answer: Unfortunately, the law does not allow your son to transfer a factory visa to a normal visa 18 (company visa). If one holds a factory visa and seeks transfer, this transfer can only be done to another factory. The only way out for your son is, if possible, cancel the current factory visa, exit Kuwait and come back on a new company visa.

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