//Kuwait allows conversion of resident permit

Kuwait allows conversion of resident permit

Dubai: Kuwait has announced that Indian expatriates and others can now take advantage of the provision that allows self-sponsored resident permits to be converted into work permits without special authorisation from the Interior Ministry.

A ministry official has said the relaxation is intended to mitigate the hardships faced by expatriates.

The decision comes close on the heels of the announcement banning transfer of visit visas into dependant visas in order to stop fraud, Kuwait Times has quoted ministry sources as saying.

Applicants for residence permits are required to submit valid certificates endorsed by the Health Ministry that they are free of infectious diseases. — UNI

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