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What is the change? Kuwait has increased the minimum monthly salary requirements for foreign nationals sponsoring family and visit visas.
What does the change mean? Employees must earn at least KWD 500 ($1,480) per month to sponsor dependent visas.
Background: Kuwait last increased the minimum salary required for foreign nationals to sponsor their family members in Oct. 2016.
According to Article no. 30 of the Ministerial Decision no. 957 of 2019, foreign employees in the following 14 professions are exempted:
Analysis & Comments: The change represents an 11% increase in monthly salary requirements and will mostly impact foreign employees at the lower end of the salary scale.
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