Kuwait: Expat Government Employees Need Double Clearance for New Visa

Published March 8th, 2018 - 11:05 GMT
Expats need to receive clearance from their employer as well as the Interior Ministry. (Shutterstock)
Expats need to receive clearance from their employer as well as the Interior Ministry. (Shutterstock)

A public sector employee is required to obtain permission from the state department where he is employed in addition to ‘security approval’ from the Interior Ministry before he or she can transfer to work in the private sector, according to a new condition announced yesterday.

The new directive issued by the Public Authority for Manpower yesterday stipulates new conditions for workers under article 17 visas wishing to transfer to article 18 visas, who in that case would need to receive clearance from their employer as well as the Interior Ministry, the authority’s spokesperson and public relations director Aseel Al-Mazyad said yesterday.

By A Saleh


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