ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jun 2012

In June 2012, the government of Kuwait announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

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Labour market access

In June 2012, the Government of Kuwait announced that it plans to undertake measures to reduce the expat community in Kuwait to 45% of the population.
The Interior Ministry in collaboration with the Cabinet is now considering a quota system that would mantain a balance between the Kuwait community and the expat community.
The duration of residency permits for high-skilled workers will be expanded though.
This announcement was reported both in the local newspapers as well as by international embassies in Kuwait.

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