Kuwait: Visa transfer - University Degree Holder for Commercial Visit Visa

An Arab Times reader asked, "I read an article last month stating that people with a university degree will be exempted from ban on transfer of commercial visit visas to work permits. But now it seems they have banned the transfer completely. I got my commercial visit visa last month. I hold a masters degree in computer science and currently awaiting my police clearance in India. Will the rule be applicable to me?"

Answer: Yes, the transfer rule will also be applicable to you. According to the latest rule, all those — with university degrees — who entered the country on commercial visit visas before September will be allowed to transfer to work permits. As you are still in India, you can use your visa to come to Kuwait but can’t transfer your visit visa to a work permit.

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