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Work permit and residency transfer orders will be suspended starting from Dec 15 as part of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor’s annual inventory to be carried out at labor departments across Kuwait until the beginning of next year, a senior ministry official announced recently.
Speaking to Al-Jarida on Thursday, Undersecretary Mohammad Al-Kandari indicating that work permit issued for the first time, residency renewal as well as permanent residency cancelation can still be carried out during the ‘suspension’ period which ends on Dec 31 as per the labor law in the private sector that was adopted in June 2010.
Meanwhile, Al-Kandari revealed that the ministry is working on reducing the suspension period this year from two to one week “in order to avoid hurting interests of private firms and business owners”. The suspension covers requests to issue work permits to labor forces hired by private companies to work on government projects, Al-Kandari added.