Published on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
New rules to be implemented soon to issue visa for expatriates

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The ministry of social affairs and labor will soon lay down new rules for issuance of work permits to expatriate workers in accordance with the actual manpower needs of the country, local daily Arab Times reported citing Al Seyassah.

Under the new rule, the expatriate workers will be subjected to a series of test to determine their competency level. They should also submit certificate providing they are fit to work in Kuwait, daily reported.

The ministry is currently studying the possibility of establishing a government office for the recruitment of the expatriate workers to ensure the qualification of those who will be hired match the actual need of the companies or institutions, daily added.

The contract between the office and the employer will include criteria for recruitment such as the field of specialization and years of work experience, in addition to the salary.

Work permit will be issued to the expatriate who hold certificate in the required field of specialization and technical skill as stated by the ministerial decision, daily added.

Sources said the above mentioned steps are aimed at limiting the marginal workers and create more job opportunity for the citizens.
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Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012
Joke of the day......
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012
poor ideas....they didn't know of what actions they are taken and the result thereof. first to educate common sense to all locals is the best solution
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
If the government will decide to give EQUAL SALARY FOR EQUAL JOBS. According to my experience in Kuwait, there is no equality in job sector. Same job with different salary scale.
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
poor laws and poor ideas a big joke of the day, if they are so concern about expertise that they are not fit lab lab...then at least make rule and regulation as US /UK having already same salary and everything. LOL. laugh guys.. sometimes for getting driving license they have big Joke and something for other things ...their rule for them only.
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
when they drinking coffee today morning thought of this rule. But just wonder and pity the jobless people with no education. The so called local nationals.also Please tell the Bengali carrying cement to buildings where they will get certificates. Who will go and do the labour jobs.
Asif Dungarpur
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Its Funny. Now we have to pay(wasta) Kuwaiti and the government office for visa.
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
"Work permit will be issued to the expatriate who hold certificate in the required field" - so, maids should have a certificate in maid service ?
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
In addition to that , add minimum salary from ministry toooo.
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
kuwait GOV is just joking
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
one more joke added.....
Dr. Thomas Thankachan
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Great to know that the poor educated expatriate job seeker will have to go through another round of scrutiny which will ensure whether he is fit for the job. But a question??? Will this ensure equality for work, pay and other perks which is with his Kuwaiti compatriot in the government, semi-government and private sectors? The Government of Kuwait should ensure that bogus firms are uprooted and rules & regulations are equal for both the expatriate and the national. Hope the new system will bring some equality and mutual respect at work and pay. God bless Kuwait.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
This is good but salary should also match with the qualification....
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Is this law referred for hiring ppl in pvt firm or also to those required for govt firm....????
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