Ministry to restart residence transfer of Visa 20 to 18
Kuwait: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor will allow domestic personnel to transfer their residence from Article 20 to Article 18, provided the sponsor is the same, say reliable sources, adding “the decision is likely to come into effect from the beginning of February and will be valid for three months,” reports Al-Jarida daily.
The aim is to protect the rights of expatriate workers in the country and control violations by easing procedures, say sources. The decision was reportedly taken during the tenure of former minister Bader Al-Duwailah, but its implementation was suspended for one year in order to control visa traders.
Meanwhile, Director of General Immigration Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Kamel Al-Awadhi said a joint stock company will soon be established to bring domestic personnel into the country and organize their affairs.