Kuwait City, 15th July 2021:
KD 2000 Fee for residents aged 60+ to renew iqama? KCHjobs
The Public Authority for Manpower yesterday re-imposed a ban on the transfer of residences to other activities for residents working in certain sectors, a statement said. Meanwhile, local newspapers and news sites reported that the authority has allowed expats over 60 without a university degree to renew their residency, provided they pay an annual fee of KD 2,000.
The authority said in a statement that workers who were recruited by sectors like industry, agriculture, fishing, free trade zones and cooperative societies were earlier allowed to transfer to any other job, provided their sponsors agreed. It added that this permission was given on a temporary basis due to the circumstances amid the coronavirus pandemic to provide these sectors some flexibility and allow employers to hire workers from the domestic market.
The authority said it has decided to cancel this permission and revert to imposing the ban on the transfer of workers in these sectors. The decision comes into effect today.
According to local reports, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) agreed the proposal to allow the
renewal of work permits for expatriates aged 60 years and above, and those holding high school and
below certificates at a fee of KD 2,000 per year.
According to reports, the proposal was approved during a meeting held Wednesday and a formal
decision in this regard will be issued soon, possibly after Eid Al-Adha holidays.
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