Saturday, February 18, 2017
No visa 18 transfer from 22 visa for expat Women
The same sources indicated the decision to suspend the transfer of family visas for the spouses of expatriates under Article 22 only applies when there is family dispute between the husband (sponsor) and his wife.
In that case, the wife who entered the country on family entry visa (Article No. 22) will not be allowed to transfer to private sector (Article No. 18).
It was earlier reported by Al-Nahar daily that the Public Authority for Manpower was about to suspend the issuance of work permit for the spouses of expatriates who entered the country under the sponsorship of their husbands on Article 22 visas.
The sources noted the authority had agreed with the Ministry of Interior to suspend all applications for transfer of visas from Article 22 to Article 18 for wives who received the family entry visa.
The authority held intensive meetings with the Interior Ministry through its General Department for Residency Affairs and deliberated on ways to prevent the category from working in private sector.
Also, sources added the manpower authority received a letter from the General Residency Affairs Department ordering the suspension of transfer of visas from Article No. 22 (family residency) to Article No. 18 (private sector) for the wives of expatriates who entered the country on family visas under the sponsorship of their husbands.
The decision, it said, was based on prior coordination between the General Department for Residency Affairs and Public Authority for Manpower, the sources indicated.
No Family Visa To Work Visa Transfer For Expat Women
General Department for Residency Affairs has issued a decision to prohibit residency transfer from article No. 22 (family visa) to article No. 18 (private sector work visa) for expatriate women. The decision also stipulates cancellation of residency of expatriate women in case of divorce, after which they should exit the country.
Wow, everyday we wake up to some new rule, much of them made without thinking about what will happen once these rules are implemented. So, a woman gets a divorce for instance, her husband cancels her visa 22, she will have to leave. What about her kids? This is going to be a disaster for expat women! If you are a mother of Kuwaiti kids and have custody you can get a visa 24, once you have a visa 24 and you get a job you can transfer to a visa 18 and back to a 24 if you leave the job. The key is to get a visa 24 from the beginning and it will be easy afoner that.
This leaves the door open to men who want to destroy their wives, now they can threaten them with divorce and deportation if they fail to leave the country. Good job Kuwait! Another way of being inhumane to women! I don't understand how rules and laws are thought of! Do they sit around in dwaniya while searching dating apps, chatting about ways to make life impossible for expats? I agree we are over populated but this targets women and their rights. Shame on you guys!
I haven't seen it in the papers yet, I hope this is fake news.
Posted by Crazy in Kuwait