Labor permits by type or nature of status’ adjustments performed (Kuwait) (2008-2011)
|Entry permits for work*||99.195||88.800||95.691||137.842|
|Permits issued for the first time||78.226||58.302||53.450||81.508|
|Transfer within the private sector||162.612||167.395||183.822||185.950|
|Transfers outside of private sector||5.144||4.133||4.986||4.679|
|Transfers from the governmental to the private sector||645||303||515||712|
|Transfers from invitation document to private sector||10.623||9.437||13.645||14.127|
|Transfers from dependant residency to private sector||6.026||5.346||4.871||7.598|
|Transfers from domestic worker permit to private sector||7.115||7.164||8.186||8.338|
|Final cancellations of permit||65.062||67.763||55.512||28.918|
|Cancellations of permission to work abroad**||2.488||21.002||27.155||39.606|
|Cancellations of permit due to death of holder||764||533||423||706|
|Adjustements of status***||182||149||1.060||n.a.|
Source: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour
* Figure does not include cancelled entry permits.
Entry permit for work differs from labour permit.
** Pertains to holders of residence visas in the following situation:
“A residence visa is cancelled if the holder is absent abroad for a continuous period of six months. The only exceptions are for those who (a) are studying abroad, (b) are receiving necessary treatment abroad, or (c) are required by virtue of their work to be abroad, provided permission in all three cases is obtained before leaving Kuwait.
*** Data has been included in above-mentioned categories of permits
2. Institution which provides data
Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MOSAL)
3. Period of data coverage
December 31st, given years.
4. Data availability
Published in the CSB’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Labor Force”
Statistical Yearbooks are available online at: http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx?ID=18 (website in English) and at http://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic.aspx (Arabic website).
Volumes are bilingual (English and Arabic). Starting with 2000′ issue, yearbooks are published online in PDF format; a selection of 1964 to 1999 printed volumes is also available in one online publication.
Date of access: June 2013.