Visa transfer banned for expats, Iqama transfer banned in Kuwait, iiQ8
Kuwait Visa transfer from Private sector to Government sector is banned for expats.
The Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmed Al-Mousa announced a ban on the transfer of visa for expats from the private sector to the government sector.
Al-Mousa issued decision on July 14 and it will be implemented after being published on Official Gazette.
3 categories are excluded from the transfer:
- Those married to Kuwaiti citizens, children and wives
- Palestinian nationals
- Health professionals in medical field who have license to practice medical profession
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No work permit transfer for those above 65 years without a university degree
The Labor section of the Public Authority for Manpower stop the transfer of work permits in the private sector from one company to another for those above 65 years of age.
According to the newspaper report, even though there is no official circular in this regard, the daily quoting informed sources, confirmed that there is a verbal instruction to prevent the transfer of those who do not have a university degree and above 65 years of age to another sponsor. Meanwhile, they will be allowed to renew the work permit for the same existing sponsor.
The daily added that those above 65 years old, who have accredited university degrees, are allowed to transfer to another sponsor.
Meanwhile in another news, the same daily reported that the Director-General of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmed Al-Mousa banned the transfer of residents from the private sector to the government sector.
Source : Al Qabas
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