Kuwait introduces new regulation for professional expat drivers

Published:  3 Dec at 3 PM
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Driving will not be allowed to be considered a profession for expatriates in Kuwait unless the country the motorist comes from has issued the required licence to state he has come to the Middle Eastern state for that purpose.

Kuwait has stated that the licence issued in the driver’s homeland must be in accordance with the Interior Ministry’s Public Authority for Manpower and General Traffic Department after public authority officials for manpower met to debate the issue.

The officials were meeting to discuss recommendations for the labour market and the regulations surrounding expatriate personnel in the country. The top priority was discussing how financial guarantees can be introduced for workers who are not on a governmental contract such as security and cleaning personnel.

Recommendations were also made for those employers in the oil sector, with it being decided that they must have access to the required work permits and other facilities available so that the labour department can cope with the huge developments currently taking place within the sector.

The officials also recommended that all male expatriate workers must be at least 21 years of age, while their female counterparts must be of an age that is considered appropriate to the job they’re in.
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