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My company hired me as a Civil Engineer from India on August 2013 on a Government visa for a Government Project in Kuwait. This project was for 2 years and in 2015 August I was transferred to another private project with the same company. Now I am still continuing with the same private project in Kuwait with the same company. Is it possible for me to transfer my visa to another company? I have completed 4 plus years in this same company. Please advice.
Answer: Under rules currently governing the subject you have a number of options open to you.
1. You can transfer to another government project of the same employer or (2) another government project of a different sponsor if the current project has been completed.
3. You can also transfer to the general file of the current sponsor.
It is worth noting that there is a fee of KD 300 for transfer from one government project on as completion to another government project which has a different sponsor.
On the other hand, if you want to transfer to another government project of the same sponsor, the fee is KD 200.
You can also pay KD 350 to transfer your work permit to the main file of the same sponsor. Under this scenario you could ultimately, land if the sponsor has no objection, in a private sector company in this way.
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