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“Sale of domestic workers”

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23: In a move aimed at combating violations related to humantrafficking, Director General of General Department for Residency Affairs Brigadier Abdul Qader Chaba’an issued a circular to prevent the transfer of male or female domestic worker from one sponsor to another in the absence of the domestic worker and without the latter’s signature, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.

They affirmed that such a step would stop the violations and irregularities related to the transfer of domestic workers among sponsors or the so-called “sale of domestic workers”.

The sources explained that it is not allowed to transfer domestic worker from sponsor to another without the worker’s signature and his/her approval to work for the other sponsor.

The process is similar to the transfer or sale of vehicles, which requires the presence of both seller and buyer in order to sign the documents in the presence of the traffic official.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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