Kuwait- Firms get nod to cancel visa of criminal workers.

Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has permitted employers to cancel the work permits of their expatriate employees if the latter have been imprisoned based on a final judicial ruling or cancel their residency permits following an absconding notice, reports Al- Nahar daily.

It explained that employers, if the employment relations with their expatriate workers end due to any reason, must submit a request to cancel their expatriate workers’ work permits and return them to their country at the employers’ expense.

In situations when an expatriate employee quits his or her job and joins work under another employer, the latter must foot the expenses of returning the employee to their country after the first employer submits a notice of termination of their former employee’s service.

The authority highlighted the employer’s right to automatically cancel the work permit of its employee if the latter has been outside Kuwait more than six consecutive months unless it is authorized by the General Directorate of Residency Affairs.



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