Kuwait Bans Work Visas for Expats Younger Than 30 Years Old

Published November 5th, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Kuwait has banned the recruitment of expats who are under 30 years of age. Pictured here: Kuwait's Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (AFP/ File)
Kuwait has banned the recruitment of expats who are under 30 years of age. Pictured here: Kuwait's Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (AFP/ File)

Kuwait's manpower authority has issued an administrative decision that will take effect in 2018 banning the recruitment of expatriate who are under 30 years of age, Al-Anbaa reported.

Furthermore, the authority announced setting limits to the total number of expat laborers in some professions, to be replaced with modern technology.

The authority contacted various ministries requesting the reduction of current and future security, cleaning and handling contracts by 25 percent, as total government contracts currently number 2,274 and the total number of workers hired by these contracts is 447,077.

The article has been slightly adapted from its original source. 


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