FYI people!!!! Get ready for the annual ministry shutdown.
No work permits, transfers from Dec 15 – Al-Kanderi:
Annual inventory being planned
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: Undersecretary of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Mohammed Al-Kanderi has said the ministry from Dec 15 will stop the issuance of work permits and transfers or receiving of applications from the government projects and sectors which are excluded from the deferment of transactions to pave the way for the annual inventory in all labor sectors, reports Al-Jarida daily. This normally, every year, affects all the private sector.
The daily quoting a reliable source added that activities in the labor sector will resume at the beginning of the New Year, as per Article 11 of Law 6/2010 that stipulates the ministry is allowed to suspend the issuance of work permits for more than two weeks for regulatory reasons.
Meanwhile, the labor departments will continue to receive first time work permit applications and renew residencies and cancel travel applications, the source added.
He assured the ministry will try to reduce the period of suspension to one week to avoid the interruption of work.