The Kuwaiti government has resumed its processing of work permit renewals for certain foreign nationals ages 60 and over.

Key Points:

  • As of Jan. 25, foreign nationals who are 60 or older and have a high school degree or lower can now renew or transfer their work permits. These individuals are required to:
    • Pay an increased processing fee of 250 Kuwaiti Dinar.
    • Hold a mandatory premium insurance policy that was purchased from an approved Kuwaiti company.
  • Qualifying foreign nationals will no longer have to leave the country or find an alternative visa to stay in Kuwait.

BAL Analysis: Authorities have resumed accepting work permit renewals with intent to increase work opportunities for foreign nationals in the affected age group living in Kuwait. Individuals who have temporary extensions to their work permits can now apply for renewals.

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