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New mechanism to prosecute Visa traders

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15: To crack down on illegal workers who are in fictitious companies and have bought visas from visa traders the Manpower Authority launched a new mechanism to apprehend the business owners involved in visa trading.


The sources pointed out that through a special system a specialized team inspects the inventory of files, this new mechanism detects those violating company license and files, reports Al Qabas.  The new system reveals violations recorded by hiring workers who are not on sponsorship as well as number of expats whose residence has not been renewed. After checking and verifying the violation the company license will be suspended and legal procedures will be carried out on its owner. 

The owner of the company whose license is suspended will be asked to review the files with the inspection department in order to avoid closing of the company files. The company personnel will have to correct their files or else there are fines for company owners ranging from KD 2,000 to KD 10,000 with 3 yrs of imprisonment. 

5 categories can transfer to other companies when company files are closed or suspended.
– Children of Kuwaiti women.
– Those born in Kuwait.
– Expats with family living in Kuwait.
– University degree holders
– Palestinian nationals


Meanwhile Kuwaitization rate in the banking sector has reached to 70% stated  Deputy Director General of the National Labor Sector Abdullah Al-Mutawat. Currently talks are with Hospitality Industry for providing job opportunities for Kuwaiti nationals.

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