Kuwait: Expat Workers To be Allowed Residency Transfers from Closed Companies
Arab Times, 28 May 2023: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower is developing a plan to allow expatriate workers registered in companies whose files have been closed to transfer their residency to other companies. These files were closed due to a lack of an established procedure.
However, in light of humanitarian circumstances, workers will be permitted to transfer if their files are cleared by July. The transfer process will follow specific regulations, allowing workers to move to valid files with other companies.
Those employed by small and medium enterprises will require a minimum of three years since the issuance of their work permit to be eligible for transfer. The final decision on transfers will be made accordingly.
These measures aim to support expatriate workers affected by company suspensions, prioritising their welfare and individual circumstances.
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