Now Expats can transfer Visit Visa to Work Visa in Kuwait, iiQ8News, IndianInQ8

Now Expats can transfer Visit Visa to Work Visa in Kuwait, iiQ8News KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22:Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah issued a ministerial decree No. 957 of 2019 to allow visit visas to transfer to residence visa for expats reports Al Anba.Visit visas can be transferred to residence visa for following categories:Dependents arriving on family or tourist visit visas Domestic helpers Holders of valid residence who donot exceed stay of 6 months outside Kuwait and have to enter with a visit visa Those who enter for work and start procedure to get residency but have to leave for maximum one month Visitors of ministries and public authorities with Govt visit visa Fees: KD 3 to obtain visa on arrival Renewal of residence KD 10 per year/ per person Dependent residency fees for spouses and children KD 10 per year/ per person.The by-laws and laws in detail:Article 1: It is not permissible to enter or exi…
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Employees can en-cash 180 days leave during service

Employees can en-cash 180 days leave during serviceMinister of Finance, Dr Nayef al-Hajraf will soon issue a decision that will allow the employees to encash 180 days of annual leave in accordance with the comprehensive salary.MP Khalil Al-Saleh in a statement to the Parliament media office said that he coordinated with the Minister of Finance and reached a positive agreement to amend the Civil Service Law to address this issue and give the employees the right to cash the leave. The current law provides a cash allowance for the employee’s leave only at the time of retirement, but the decision will allow the employees to benefit from it during service.This amendment is a victory for the rights of employees, by giving them the right to exchange their leave for cash allowance without the need to wait for retirement, but with certain conditions, as it reduces the burden on citizens.  
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Expats to renew residence online very soon, iiQ8news,

Expats to renew residence online very soonKUWAIT CITY, September 24 :Finally, more than 3 million expatriates working in the private sector can renew their residency electronically, in a step towards the completion of technical services and the application of e-government, to eliminate the paperwork and reduce the congestion in the corridors of ministries reports Al QabasThe Ministry of Interior, is preparing to launch a new system to renew the residencies of Article 18 for civil sector workers, in October, in order to serve more than 3 million expatriates in the country.This service, which will be launched by the Ministry of Interior through its website where it will be possible to renew the residence of the expatriate and his wife and children automatically without going to the passport offices/residence affairs in their governorates, nor carrying documents to review, this project is the largest and most important to keep up with the new vision of Kuwait towar…
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8 dead, 100s injured : Earth Quake in Pakistan, India, iiQ8 Jobs, IndianInQ8

5 dead, 75 injured as 5.8 magnitude quake jolts Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, tremors felt in North IndiaFive people died and 75 were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir's Mirpur on Tuesday at 4:32 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey reported.According to co-ordinates released by the US agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was located near the New Mirpur city in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.Tremors of the earthquake were felt in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Kashmir, parts of Himachal as well as several towns in Pakistan, including Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa range.The epicentre of the earthquake was 140 kilometres from Srinagar. (Image: Google Maps) Soon after the earthquake struck, Twitter was filled with photographs and videos showing cracked roads and damaged vehicles in the New Mirpur city.M…
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New fees for sick leaves and certificates from MoH, Kuwait, iiQ8News

New fees for sick leaves and certificates from MoH, Kuwait, iiQ8NewsTuesday, September 24, 2019The health ministry has implemented a new fee scheme that includes a KD 2 fee for authentication of sick leaves issued by the private sector. The new fees are for services offered by the medical council to expats, including KD 20 for medical examination for those applying to work in the public and private sectors; KD 5 for medical examination for those seeking disability aid and age estimation; KD 10 for “medically unfit”, “to whom it may concern” and proportion of disability due to injury certificates; and KD 5 to approve sick leaves issued by non-government doctors inside or outside Kuwait.The health ministry also imposed fees for approving advertisements - KD 50 for three months for licensing ads for health-related products and KD 100 for licensing ads about companies or health facilities. The ministry also imposed fees for analysis at drug registration laboratories…
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Kuwait advised people to rely on official news; Avoid circulation of fake news

Kuwait advised people to rely on official news; Avoid circulation of fake newsThe Kuwaiti government has advised citizens and residents to rely on the State official sources to get credible and accurate information, especially on the situation in the region.In a press statement on Wednesday, the Government Spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem clarified that reliance on the official sources would help avoid circulation of rumors or fake news.In such situations, rumors and fake news were posted and circulated through social networking sites or other media tools, he cautioned.“So, the government urges everyone, without exceptions, to get the accurate information from the official sources, mainly the Kuwait News Agency and the official accounts of the State ministries on social networking sites,” he said.Al-Mezrem called on citizens and residents to disregard rumors and fabricated information and avoid spreading them.He reiterated the need of reliance on the official s…
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ISRO locates Chandrayaan-2 lander on Moon, but yet to make contact

ISRO locates Chandrayaan-2 lander on Moon, but yet to make contactThe Indian Space Research Organisation has managed to locate Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander, on Moon's surface a day after losing contact with the craft. However, Isro is yet to establish contact with Vikram; the space agency lost communications with the lander minutes before it was to land on near the south pole of the Moon on Saturday.According to sources, communication with the lander has not yet been established.The lander was located with the help of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which remains safe and is revolving around the Moon. The orbiter managed to shoot a thermal image of the Vikram lander.In an exclusive interview to India Today TV, Isro chief K Sivan said that the agency has managed to locate the lander using the orbiter and has attained a thermal image of it.Isro has been able to identify the lander Vikram, but the condition of the lander is yet to be ascertained.The soft-lan…
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‘Kuwait named ‘worst destination’ for expats’ – Second year in a row

‘Kuwait named ‘worst destination’ for expats’ – Second year in a rowKUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: For the second year in a row, Kuwait has topped the list of the countries in the world as the worst destination for expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily quoting InterNations’s annual ranking by Expat Insider, reports Al-Rai daily.Kuwait shares the bottom region with Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey, India, the United Kingdom, Greece, Russia and North Korea. This is the fifth time InterNations place Kuwait among the worst destinations for expatriates from 2014 to 2016. It was the second worst destination for expatriates in 2017 before ‘regaining’ the top spot in 2018 and 2019 respectively.According to the report, which covers 64 countries around the world, Kuwait ranked last in the “ease of stability” and “quality of life” respectively, despite the improvement at the level of “personal finance”, and was placed on par with “leisure options”, “personal happiness”, and the pe…
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Chandrayan 2 Vikram – The best is yet to come: PM Modi to ISRO scientists

The best is yet to come: PM Modi to ISRO scientists; Communication lost 2.1 km from the lunar surfaceThere will be a new dawn: PM Modi after India loses contact with Chandrayaan-2 VikramSaturday, September 7, 2019Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the scientists at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru and outlined that countries best is yet to come in the field of space missions. "We are proud of our space program. Today our resolve to touch the moon has grown even stronger. We came very close but we need to cover more ground in the time to come. We are full of confidence that when it comes to our space mission programme the best one is yet to come. There are several places to discover and go," said the Prime Minister.His address comes after ISRO lost communication with Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan 2 moments before it was preparing to make a soft-landing on the South Pole region of the Moon. He also saluted the scientists for their immense contribution…
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iiQ8 Some profession cannot get Family Visa even if salary above 500; No problem for Children above 12 year

Some profession cannot get Family Visa even if salary above 500; No problem for Children above 12 yearFriday, September 6, 2019Local authorities clarified that there is no problem for expatriates children above 12 years of age can get dependent visa provided all the required conditions are met. Local Arabic media Al Anba daily reported quoting sources from authority.Authorities also clarified that expatriates in some professions termed as 'Marginal Profession' cannot apply for dependent visa even if their salary is above 500 KD.Visit VisaAuthorities clarified that the minimum salary required to apply for a visit visa for wife and children is KD 250, however, the concerned department has a last say in such issues and can issue a visit visa even if the salary of the sponsor is less than 250. The duration of a visit visa for siblings and parents is one month only. Extension of visa is at the discretion of the General Department for Residence Affairs.  …
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Pay your traffic fines at police station Kuwait, Kuwait Fines, iiQ8 news

Pay your traffic fines at police station Kuwait, Kuwait Fines, iiQ8 newsMonday, September 2, 2019The Ministry of Interior is in the process of completing a project through which expatriates and citizens can pay fines at 70 police stations through K-NET kiosks.According to Al-Qabas daily report, this step comes within the e-government project that makes collection of fines easy.Some of the services covered by payment include paying for tickets for deportees through sponsors, fines for those who carry the travel ban, traffic violations, residence fines, citations issued by the Environmental police and community police citations, etc.A4 Kuwait Bus Route A4 Fahaheel to Avenues KuwaitBusA4 IndianInQ8 jobsHow to manage difficult subordinate at work , iiQ8 info, IndianInQ8X5 Kuwait Bus Route From Airport, Farwaniya, Lulu, UN Circle, Sulaibikhat, Amghara, To Jahra iiq8 news jobs 
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Dependent Visa For Children above 12 yrs will not be granted

No dependent Visa for children above 12 YearsChildren above 12 year are not eligible to get dependent visa, reported local Arabic daily Al-Jarida.According to Al-Jarida newspaper, the new regulation stipulates that an expatriate children of above 12 years of age are not eligible to get a dependent visa.The Arabic paper also reported that the residence permits of children under dependent visa (son) will not be eligible for renewal once the son is crossed 18 years of age unless they produce proof of that they are registered at one of the local universities.This will inversely affect the families with 12 years and above kids who are planning to join with their husband in Kuwait. However this will not affect the kids who are already in Kuwait under family residency. Source :https://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/dependent-visa-for-children-above-12-yrs-will-not-be-granted/ Dependent Visa For Children above 12 yrs will not be granted …
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Family Visa salary cap increased to 500 KD, iiQ8

Family Visa salary cap increased to 500 KD, iiQ8Saturday, August 24, 2019Interior Ministry issued a new decision which stipulates the minimum salary to obtain a Family Visa to 500 KD. Earlier the salary limit for Family visa was 450 KD.Those who are already in the family visa and not meeting this condition, have to get special approval from the director-General of the General Department of Residency Affairs while renewing the residency, it added.Some of the categories including Legal advisors, Judges, Doctors, Pharmacists, Financial and economic advisors, Engineers etc are exempted from this condition.X5 Kuwait Bus Route From Airport, Farwaniya, Lulu, UN Circle, Sulaibikhat, Amghara, To Jahra iiq8 news jobs3 months visit visa for expats wives and children, Kuwait, iiq8newsHow to manage difficult subordinate at work , iiQ8 info, IndianInQ8 
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CityBus Kuwait Bus Pass, Citybus Buspass Office Kuwait, iiQ8

CityBus Kuwait Bus Pass, Citybus Buspass Office Kuwait, iiQ8Get your CityBus Monthly Pass with only 12.500 KD !أحصل على إشتراك سيتى باص الشهرى فقط ب 12.500 دك! #CityBusApp #CityBuskw #public #transportation #kuwaitWeekly pass only for 3.500 KD !Can be recharged on the bus later.إشتراك أسبوعى فقط 3.500 دك ! يمكنك إعادة تعبئته من داخل الباص .#CityBusApp #CityBuskw #public #transportation #kuwaitBus Pass Offices Timings & Locations. مواعيد و أماكن مكاتب إشتراكات الباصات. #CityBusApp #CityBuskw #public #transportation #kuwait 
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Kuwait Government plans to increase salaries of employees, iiQ8news

Govt plans to increase salaries of employeesKuwait Government plans to increase salaries of employees, iiQ8newsKUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: The responses of a number of ministers to questions submitted by the MPs reveal government’s desire to increase the salaries of government employees, the issue that was hindered by obstacles and rejected by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Qabas daily.Meanwhile, it turned out that the Public Institute for Social Security (PIFFS) is considering a new proposal to amend the salary scale, after more than once asking in vain to increase the salaries of its employees.PIFSS said salaries of employees in other institutions have increased and justified the resignations at the Institute saying it was a result of poor salaries.Another example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared a full vision to increase some of its employees’ allowances and addressed the Civil Service in several correspondence in 2013, 2…
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Hijri New Year holiday for Kuwait Public Holiday, iiQ8News

Hijri New Year holiday for Kuwait Public Holiday, iiQ8NewsiiQ8 : 20th August, 2019Kuwait to mark Islamic New Year on Saturday, Aug 31 Sunday, Sept 1 may announce a public holiday, waiting for cabinet approval. Public holiday on Muharram 1;No shifting of holidays Wednesday, August 28, 2019The Civil Service Commission said the new hejira year holiday will be on Muharram 1, be it on Saturday or Sunday.It said if Muharram 1 is on Sunday, Sept 1, then it will be a holiday, but if it falls on Saturday, Aug 31, then Saturday will be the day off and there will be no compensatory holiday for it.3 months visit visa for expats wives and children, Kuwait, iiq8newsHow to manage difficult subordinate at work , iiQ8 info, IndianInQ8A4 Kuwait Bus Route A4 Fahaheel to Avenues KuwaitBusA4 IndianInQ8 jobs 
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Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 August

Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain from 23 AugustPrime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will embark on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates ( UAE) and Bahrain from 23rd August 2019, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.During the visit, Mr. Modi will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of the UAE which was conferred to him in April 2019 in recognition of his distinguished leadership that gave a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries."The award in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it was awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed," a statement by the MEA read.Modi will hold a meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest.India and the UAE enjoy warm, clos…
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Eid Al Adha Eid Mubarak wishes by iiQ8, indianinQ8

Eid Al Adha Eid Mubarak wishes by iiQ8, indianinQ8

IndianInQ8 wishes everyone; Prosperity, Joy & Happiness on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Eid Mubarak!

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His Highness the Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to citizens, expatriates

His Highness the Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to citizens, expatriatesHis Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah extended greetings to citizens and expatriates on the advent of Eid Al-Adha, statement by the Amiri Diwan said Friday. The Diwan added that His Highness the Amir also extended similar greetings to the Arab and Islamic nations, wishing those countries and Kuwait evermore progress and prosperity.  
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3 months visit visa for expats wives and children, Kuwait, iiq8news

3 months visit visa for expats wives and children, Kuwait, iiq8newsKuwait : Wednesday, August 7, 2019The MOI General Department of Residency issued a circular granting 3 months visit visa for expats wives and children.Meanwhile, the duration of the family visa for parents and siblings will be only 30 days. The duration of business visa also will be for 30 days, sources informed. How to manage difficult subordinate at work , iiQ8 info, IndianInQ8X5 Kuwait Bus Route From Airport, Farwaniya, Lulu, UN Circle, Sulaibikhat, Amghara, To Jahra iiq8 news jobsA3 Kuwait Bus Route A3 Salmiya Palace to Avenues KuwaitBus iiq8 news jobs
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Kuwait Holiday for Ashoura – Assembly panel approves public holiday on Ashoura

Assembly panel approves public holiday on AshouraKuwait National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee yesterday approved a draft law to declare Ashoura as a public holiday for both the private and public sectors.According to local media report, the bill has to be approved by the National Assembly when it resumes its sessions in late October. Assembly panels in the past have rejected such proposals.Ashoura falls on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Muslim lunar calendar.Source : Kuwait TimesKUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee yesterday approved a draft law to declare Ashoura as a public holiday for both the private and public sectors, MP Khalil Abul said. To become effective, the bill has to be approved by the National Assembly when it resumes its sessions in late October. Assembly panels in the past have rejected such proposals.Ashoura falls on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Muslim lu…
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