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Kuwait: New work permit issuance within 10 days

The Public Authority for Manpower stated that the authority is coordinating with concerned authorities to expedite the procedures for issuing work permits for workers to be brought from abroad, the new system for issuing a work permit takes a maximum of 10 days instead of 3 months which is currently being taken.

The new procedure is in cooperation with Daman Health Insurance Hospitals Company which coordinates with approved hospitals with the labour outsourcing countries for expats. The medical period takes a total of 4 days, 2 days in the country of origin and 2 days after arrival.

The board of directors of the authority is in the process of studying a proposal to establish a new mechanism to speed up the medical examination process of workers brought from abroad. The fees for this new service will be higher than current and it will be optional on implementation.


Arab Times
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