20,000 iqamas cancelled after linking residence permit with qualifications

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

State Minister for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel said 20,000 expat residency permits were cancelled during the past three years due to linking workers’ residency permits, education level and work permits.

Minister also confirmed that in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior, 194 of the 500 people staying at the government shelter and had expressed their desire to go ‘home’ have been deported to their respective countries under the supervision of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM).

Aqeel also said the Public Authority for Manpower recovered KD 123,573 for employers who submitted complaints at the domestic help department against domestic help supply offices and companies.

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