Sunday , November 19 2017

Project visa transfer

I am reading your Legal Clinic daily, I really appreciate your advice. Please can you advice me on this matter, this is the 3rd time I am sending you email. I have a query, I entered Kuwait on project visa in construction company and worked for 3 year and 9 months. Then I got a good offer from another construction company so I moved from my previous company to my present company on same project visa. Now after 18 months I got a good offer from telecommunication company. I have 2 questions. Kindly guide me

1. It is possible project visa can be transfer to main file or not.

2. If it possible where I have to submit my application to get approval. Thank you

Name withheld

Answer: Going by current and other decisions issued on the subject, you can only transfer to another project visa of the same sponsor or another project with a different sponsor with completion of the first project. You can also transfer to the general file of your current sponsor.

From the above scenarios given you will realise that you cannot transfer your current project visa to that of the telecommunication company. The only leeway you can take advantage of is to transfer your work permit to the main file of your current sponsor upon the payment of KD 350 fee charged for that purpose.

This would mean that you could ultimately land in a private sector company if your current sponsor has no objection. Until this is done, we are afraid you cannot take up the offer of the telecommunication company.

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