How to take back the passport from the sponsor

June 28, 20163 Comments

I would kindly like to request your legal help to retrieve my passport from my sponsor. I have been working with an American-owned private company for the last 10 years.

Recently the management and the sponsor had some financial disputes and as a result, the sponsor kept all the employees’ passport in his custody.

It’s more than six months now and I would like to travel to India for my medical treatment and the sponsor is not available in Kuwait. The company management is also helpless in this case.

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Answer: Please remember that passport is a personal document and can’t be retained by the company for any reason. The only option you have is to file a case, at the Justice Palace, through a lawyer against your company to get back your passport.

The law clearly states that the company can’t keep your passport. Lawyers charge nominal fees for this service and every case is decided in favor of the passport holder.

So, don’t worry. Just approach a lawyer and file a case. If the company — for any reason — doesn’t return your passport it will face legal action.

Source : Arabtimes

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  1. What about cancellation visa and exit….my company didn't paid anything but they said first to cancelled your visa then we will pay….

  2. All the companies in kuwait they kept the passport ,Govt have to take notice of that and all the forigiernes in kuwiat non of them have there passport with them ,good laws are made made to defend the kuwatis and strickt law's are only for forigniers

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