Kuwait to ban expats aged over 60 who do not have university degrees

News Team, 25/11/2020

Authorities in Kuwait are going forward with a move to cease renewing work permits for foreigners over 60 years old who do not hold a university degree.

The decision is scheduled to be effective from 1 January 2021 and will be applied on an individual basis when work or residency permits expire.

Kuwait is currently in the middle of a long-term effort to reduce its number of foreign workers as it looks to prioritise the hiring of its own nationals.

The Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), Ahmed Al-Mousa, confirmed to Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Rai that “the authority is continuing to implement the decision.”

“It has given a period for the target group of the decision to amend their legal status and make arrangements, as t...

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