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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30: Kuwait Al-Yawm, the official gazette, Sunday, Jan 30, 2022, has published the long-awaited decision issued by the Public Authority for Manpower to allow non-graduate expatriates who are 60 years and above to renew their work permits but a majority of the expatriates are still unable to renew their work permits because the insurance companies listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange have yet to come to terms on the value of the health insurance, reports Al-Qabas daily. PAM has set two conditions for the renewal of work permit for this category of people — 250 dinars fee in addition to an irrevocable insurance policy from one of the insurance companies listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.
However, a majority of the sixty-year-olds are still unable to renew their work permits because the insurance companies have not yet determined the insurance fee. The ‘Ashal’ automated system has been activated by PAM to receive transactions from the non-graduate 60 years old expatriates, but only those who been excluded from paying the fees — husbands of Kuwaiti women and their sons and foreign wives of Kuwaitis and those holding Palestinian documents — could benefit from the service.