Domestic Visa transfer from 20 to 18

July 12, 201614 Comments

Is there any law which allows transfer of domestic residence (Article 20) to work permits (Article 18) with the same sponsor. (Source : Arabtimes)

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Answer: There have been various clarifications, by the concerned officials, on this issue. But doubts still persist. The main thing about domestic workers is they “can’t change their sponsors” but they can change their residence from Article 20 (domestics) to Article 18 (work permit) if their sponsor owns a company.

This means that if your sponsor has a company he can get you a work permit to work in that firm.

Source : Arabtimes

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  1. Shiela marie layones says:

    I have visa 20 I want to work company after my contract is there any option if in case my employer will not give release,…can I process my 20visa to 18 here in Kuwait….

  2. Reyda aradela says:

    Hi everyone can i asking if transfer visa 20 to 18 and employer not give realse paper what i will do?bcoz I want to work outside,and if I comeback Philippine can process visa for working outside

  3. ahmed says:

    Is there Any Update for transfer from article 20 to 18

    when it will be open and if my sponser have to shop he can transfer me from article 20 to 18 or not.. if possible what is the procedure for that.

  4. Sir i am lalit kumar and i word last 5 year in one compane how i gate realese from that company i need realease from this compane please suggest me

  5. Hallo sir i am sri lankan work as driver in domestic i have question abut house worker
    My sponsor said after viza and vacation 1,2 month driver cant get viza as driver with new sponsor till 2 years and cant get driving license with new sponsor
    Some body konw abut this matter
    Inform pls
    99288628
    Only whatapp msg

  6. Zack Kwt changing Aqama is in process sir now (20 to 18 )

  7. Zack Kwt is his real? Cause i want to transfer my visa 20 to 18..

  8. Renjith Ar says:

    Hi everyone,

    I got my driving license on Jan 2014 at that time my visa was driver. Then I change my company on October 2015 and new company gave Manthoop Tasweek visa (Marketing executive) with 550KD salary. 2016 Jan I went for my license renewal they told its cancelled. How can I renew my license? Please advise.

  9. When start low convert 20 to 18

  10. Anu Dammi says:

    Wan estat 20 vis to18

  11. Hello dear sir and madam.
    I just have something to clear up about ruls in kuwait. I think the covenince way is contect somebody on call to get answers. Is that possible to have contect number of kuwait labour laws.

  12. Zack Kwt says:

    tht wat it written above… there is a kanoon from 20 to 18,..

  13. Raj Yadav says:

    Someone be can my one help its my sponsor is not giving me a transferability als he doesn't want transfer by 20 to 18 so what I want do

  14. Hi , is now any visas article 20 to transfer article 18 is going on process or not plz suggest me . Any kanoon is come now to change aqamma 20 to 18

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