Kuwait To Introduce New Controls On Expat Visas

Kuwait is in the process of establishing new controls for work permits, renewal of residence and transfer of family visas to work in the private sector, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

This is aimed at organizing employment and adjusting the population structure, foremost of which is to limit the age of 65 years to renew the residence of expatriates in certain specialties or to adopt what is in force in government bodies — ending services of employees when reaching the age 65.

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According to informed sources, the 65 years limit excludes some professions that do not require a physical effort, such as lawyers, consultants, doctors, and some other important disciplines, noting that the controls include legalization of the transfer of the family visa to the private sector including if the husband is Kuwaiti.