Kuwait City, Jan 24: The Public Authority for Manpower, headed by Minister of Justice and Minister of State for Integrity Enhancement Jamal Al-Jalawi, approved amendments to the decision of the 60 to allow the issuance of work permits for expatriate workers who have reached 60 years and above who hold a high school diploma or less and its equivalent certificates.
After the birth of a hardship that lasted about a year, and great efforts made by several parties to alleviate this category, and to preserve the reputation of Kuwait, the “country of humanity,” Al-Jalawi decided to amend the decision to allow the renewal of work permits for them in return for paying an annual fee of 250 dinars, provided that the worker is insured. With an irrevocable comprehensive health insurance policy from one of the insurance companies listed in the stock market.
Al-Jalawi revealed in a press statement that the decision will be applied for a period of one year, to be reviewed during this period according to the conditions of the labor market, and its consequences in light of the studies that will be conducted in this regard. [Read Also: Spain removes Kuwait from its safe list for Corona
In addition, the renewal of work permits for the 60-year-olds will start from next Sunday, after publishing the decision in the official newspaper “Kuwait Al-Youm”, while labor departments are awaiting the controls for renewal and how to receive transactions, either through the easier electronic system or the forms system. Electronically, in which attachments are uploaded and then reviewed by departments for approval and renewal.
Sources in the insurance sector revealed that, so far, no official communication has been made with the sector companies to determine the mechanism of insurance policies for the 60 expatriates, but they suggested that the price of the policy would range between 400 and 500 dinars, With the possibility of offering it in the form of a tender for listed companies specialized in insurance to ensure the provision of the best care services. health and not to manipulate the prices of documents.