Gulf Labour Markets, Migration, and Population (GLMM) Programme

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Legal module

 

Country: Kuwait


Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral Agreements

Kuwait: Memorandum of Understanding on Labour, Employment and Manpower Development Between The Government of the State of Kuwait and The Government of the Republic of India

Kuwait: Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait on the Establishment of Bilateral Consultations

Kuwait: Memorandum of Understanding on Labor and Manpower Development between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Decree No. 61 of 1997 Approving the Technical Cooperation Agreement between the State of Kuwait and the Arab Republic of Egypt, Concerning Labour Force Movement

National Legal Framework

General Framework

Kuwait: The Constitution of Kuwait

Visas

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 640 of 1987 issuing the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 17/1959 on the Residence of Foreigners

Kuwait: Amiri Decree No. 17 of 1959 issuing the Aliens Residence Law

Entry and Exit Conditions

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 123 of 1982 regarding Fees of Entry Visas for US Citizens

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 640 of 1987 issuing the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 17/1959 on the Residence of Foreigners

Kuwait: Amiri Decree No. 17 of 1959 issuing the Aliens Residence Law

Residence

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 932 of 1993 regarding Residence Certificates

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 668 of 1992 concerning Dependants of Foreigners Who Wish to Join their Supporter who is Resident in Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 2 of 1992 concerning Dependents Joining Foreigners in the Country

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 502 of 1993 concerning Stay of Foreigners

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 640 of 1987 issuing the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 17/1959 on the Residence of Foreigners

Kuwait: Amiri Decree No. 17 of 1959 issuing the Aliens Residence Law

Labour Migration

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 2302 of 2016 Issuing the Implementing Regulations of Law No. 68 of 2015 on Domestic Workers

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 579 of 2015 Amending Ministerial Decision No. 200 of 2011 Regulating Employment in the Private Sector.

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 227 of 2014 amending Ministerial Order No. 200 of 2011 concerning the regulation of employment in the private sector.

Kuwait: Ministerial Decree No. 68 of 2015 Regarding Domestic Workers

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 52 of 1982 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Engage in Economic Activity in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 51 of 1982 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Practice Certain Professions in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 44 of 1983 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Practice Crafts in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 45 of 1983 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Engage in Economic Activity

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 43 of 1983 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Practice the Profession of Pharmacy in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 2 of 1987 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Engage in Retail Trade

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 7 of 1988 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Engage in Freelance Work in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 8 of 1988 concerning Allowing GCC Citizens to Engage in Economic Activity in the State of Kuwait

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 40 of 1992 concerning the Regulation of Private Help Employment Agencies

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 64 of 1982 concerning the Issuance of Labour Cards for Non-Kuwaiti Workers in the Private Sector

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 77 of 1984 concerning the Issuance of Work Permits for Non-Kuwaiti Workers in the Private Sector

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 83 of 1984 concerning the Prohibition of Accepting Work Permit Applications for Females from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 92 of 1990 amending MD 87 of 1989 concerning Regulation of Work in the Private Sector

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 97 of 1993 amending Art. 3 of MD 95/1993 concerning Issuance of Work Permits and Annulment of Cancellation and Transfer in the Private Sector

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 107 of 1994 regarding Limiting the Issuance of Work Permits to Specific Sectors

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 110 of 1995

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 113 of 1995 Setting Down Conditions and Specifications Suitable for Habitation of Workers

Kuwait: Law No. 33 of 1975 concerning Treating Citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain Similarly to Citizens of Kuwait 

Kuwait: Law No. 1 of 1999 on Alien Health Insurance and the Imposition of Fees Against Medical Services

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 106 of 1994 regarding Work in the Private Sector 

Kuwait: Ministerial Decree No. 200 of 2011 on regulating work in the private sector

Kuwait: Labor Law

Kuwait: The Constitution of Kuwait

Irregular Migration

Kuwait: Ministerial Order No. 217 of 1993 Concerning Stay of Foreigners

Kuwait: Ministerial Decision No. 330 of 1982

Kuwait: Amiri Decree No. 17 of 1959 issuing the Aliens Residence Law

Rights and Obligations

Kuwait: Law No. 74 of 1979 Regulating the Ownership of Real Estate by Non-Kuwaitis

Kuwait: Law No. 16 of 1960 promulgating the Penal Code

Kuwait: The Constitution of Kuwait

Anti-trafficking

Kuwait: Law No. 16 of 1960 promulgating the Penal Code

Kuwait: Law No. 91 of 2013 on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Citizenship and Statelessness

Kuwait: Law No. 11 of 1962 regarding Passports

Kuwait: Ministerial Decree No. 15 of 1959 promulgating the Nationality Law

Kuwait: The Constitution of Kuwait

Emigration and Diaspora

Kuwait: Ministerial Decree No. 15 of 1959 promulgating the Nationality Law

Kuwait: The Constitution of Kuwait

Explanatory Notes

Explanatory Notes

Kuwait’s Legal Framework of Migration


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