Well-informed sources from the manpower authority told Kuwait Times that the authority is about to issue a resolution suspending the transfer of dependent (article 22) visas to article 18 visas to work for the private sector. The decision was made to prevent expats from changing their residency status.
The motive is also to limit the spread of marginal labor, including expats who manage to transfer their visa and get work permits and yet work in other business, than those they transfer to, starting their own unlicensed businesses or even home delivery services.
The sources noted that the law currently in effect allows the transfer of a spouse’s visa, provided the sponsor approves it and is present at the labor department in person to sign an official waiver and transfer form.
Courtesy: Kuwait Times