Minimum 3 years to transfer first work visa, rule is on consideration

Minimum 3 years to transfer first work visa, rule is on consideration

The manpower authority is on a plan to issue a decision, banning visa transfers from one to another employer for the expats hired from outside to work in the private sector before three years from the issuance of the first work permit have expired.

Informed sources added that this rule will greatly help fight visa trafficking. The sources stressed that the current regulations allows visa transfers after one year from entry or six months plus a KD 300 fee will be followed, until the new decision is finalized, adding that a new package of resolutions will be announced soon to regulate the local labor market and limit marginal labor.

Courtesy: Kuwait Times

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