21May 2019

New Rules on absconding domestics during Amnesty

Updated : Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 03:43:15 AM
According to the new rules on domestic helpers during amnesty, they can gain residency after an year.
Vinila Elizabeth Varghese
By Vinila Elizabeth Varghese
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Kuwait City (IAMINKUWIAT), Feb 7th: According to the new rules on domestic helpers during amnesty,domestic helpers can gain residency after an year. Domestic helpers who absconded from their sponsors and wish to benefit from amnesty without leaving the country, can do so after paying the fine provided they can transfer the residency only after a year , informed Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Affairs Maj Gen Maen Al-Jarrah .

Manpower Public Authority’s Deputy Director for Labor Protection Abdullah Al-Motoutah said that the authority has set up a mobile office to receive complaints for the ones who are staying away from the main office.

Moututah added that the mobile center is equipped with various administrative and regulatory needs to provide easy and swift service. He said that the center is currently manned by a special emergency team including investigators and inspectors working in collaboration with Humanitarian Foundation for Legal Aid that has provided volunteers and lawyers .  

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