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Tests required for expats

November 5, 20220 Comments

According to an official source in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), PAM has started working on listing the top professions in which expatriate workers are recruited with the aim of determining a smart mechanism to test them in their countries in partnership with the Kuwaiti embassies abroad, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The source explained that, “This step aims to implement a recruitment mechanism based on testing new expatriate workers. The tests will be conducted in the countries that send their workers. The tests will be for the targeted professions, and will be held in two parts – practical and theoretical. The practical section will be conducted in Kuwait and the theoretical in the countries of recruitment”.

The source revealed that the first phase will target about 20 professions. In addition, the Kuwait Society of Engineers has prepared a center for professional tests to be conducted on 71 different professions in support of workers in the engineering sector.

The society, during meetings with PAM, announced its readiness to operate the center upon approval of the plan by the competent government agencies. According to informed sources, the first phase will target the new work permits, and then the experience will be generalized to those wishing to renew permits in the professions that will be counted. In addition, statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) revealed that the number of technicians and assistant specialists in natural sciences and engineering reached 21,387. These jobs are among the targeted groups in the upcoming theoretical and practical tests.

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Verifying of Expats Driving Licenses begins

October 14, 20222 Comments

The Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh, the Director of the General Traffic Department, Major General Yousef Al-Khadda,  visited the Traffic and Operations Sector of Traffic Departments in Hawally and Mubarak Al Kabeer with an aim to review and audit the transactions of driving licenses. 

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Samsung Wallet in Kuwait

October 14, 20220 Comments

Samsung Wallet, a digital wallet and digital certificate platform known as Samsung Pay in South Korea, will become available in 13 more countries by the end of this year, tech giant Samsung Electronics announced Friday.

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Three sites in Jahra for expatriate workers to live

June 11, 20220 Comments

The Kuwait Municipality has agreed to allocate three sites for the construction of housing complexes for expatriate workers. Each site has an area of 150,000 square meters within Jahra Governorate, west of the city of Hajjaj, west of the city of Jahra. This came in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers issued on July 20, 2020, reports Al-Qabas daily.

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65 deaths from road accidents in the first three months of 2022

May 20, 20220 Comments

A 15-year-old student has been killed in Kuwait after being run over by a speeding vehicle near his school, local media reported.

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Vaccination Certificate must be updated before travel

April 17, 20220 Comments

The Ministry of Health has called on citizens and residents who renew their passports to contact the WhatsApp number 0096524971010, in order to update their data on vaccination certificates to avoid problems when traveling abroad.

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No entry visa required from Jan 1, 2022

November 13, 20210 Comments

Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Tajikistan to Kuwait Dr Zabidullah Zabidov said the decision to exempt Kuwaitis from obtaining entry visas to Tajikistan will take effect at the beginning of next year, reports Al-Anba daily.

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5,000 passengers arrivals per day from May 22

May 12, 20211 Comment

 Director of the Air Transport Department at the General Directorate of Civil Aviation Abdullah Al-Rajhi announced the issuance of a decision to increase the operating capacity of arrival flights from 1,000 to 5,000 passengers per day starting from May 22, reports Al-Qabas daily.

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215,000 expats left Kuwait in 2020

May 2, 20211 Comment

The Public Authority for Manpower recently addressed Govt. agencies regarding pending financial dues for workers. Late salaries are being paid by those who are registered with Govt contracts and this crisis needs to be solved urgently which runs parallel in combating visa trading.

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7 yrs imprisonment with 2,710,000 dinars fine plus deportation for Bangladeshi

April 28, 20210 Comments

Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Hani Al- Hamdan upheld the verdict issued to imprison the Bangladeshi MP Muhammad Shahid Islam, former assistant undersecretary in the Ministry of Interior Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah, an official in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Hassan Al-Khodar, and former MP Salah Khorshid for seven years each, and the dismissal of Sheikh Mazen and Al-Khodar from their positions over “bribery and visa trading” charges.

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