Kuwait is a democratic Arab country, which is still on its way to development. The petroleum and financial service industry of Kuwait are consists of highest number of unskilled as well as blue collar expatriate workers. Though, the salary offered to expatriate employees in Kuwait is almost similar to other foreign countries but employees here are exempted from the personal taxation, which is one of the major attraction of working in kuwait. The demand of working in Kuwait is higher among working class, but obtaining a work visa for working in Kuwait is not that simple. Work visa are also known as “Iqama” in Kuwait, which is a type of residence visa, and they are granted under the Articles 17 and Article 18 of the immigration regulations of Kuwait. Now let’s discuss the absolute procedure for obtaining a work visa for Kuwait. No expatriates can apply for the work visa or employment visa by themselves, rather their employer will act as their sponsor and will arrange work visa for them. The employer will apply for the work visa at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Kuwait. Here, employer is required to submit employee's passport and a no objection certificate (NOC) from the General Administration of Criminal Investigation at the Ministry of Interior (MOI), Kuwait. After completing the whole procedure, the employer will receive the employment visa on employee’s behalf and then will later send it to the employee for Kuwait embassy attestation. The employment visa is later required to be attested by the local embassy of Kuwait situated at the home country of employee. For example, if the employee resides in India, then the employment visa is required to be attested by the embassy of Kuwait, New Delhi. If Kuwait embassy is not located at the home country of employee, then employer himself will attest the documents from the MOI of Kuwait and thereupon will send the visa to the employee.
The employee then must apply for an entry visa for Kuwait, using the endorsed work permit. After receiving the employment visa, further medical tests will be carried out on employee at the Ports and Border Health Division in Shuwaikh, Kuwait, to ascertain that employee is not suffering from any harmful or communicable disease. Following the medical examination, the employee will have to go through a security clearance at the fingerprint department in Kuwait, under which his/her fingerprints will be taken for further knowing about the criminal background. If everything goes alright, only then the employee can join the company. If you too have received your work visa for Kuwait and now you are wondering how to attest the visa from embassy the, you can take help from many attestation service providers. Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. offers Kuwait work visa stamping procedure for Indians in Mumbai and other cities of India at at reasonable cost and within limited duration.
Why do you need certificate attestation?
A work permit allows expatriate to work with a foreign company in a foreign land. For joining the company for any designation, first you will have to fulfill the given requirements. Educational degree certificates are the only means, which proves that you are suitable for the given designation. Now for making your educational documents legal abroad, you will have to attest them from the concerned governmental departments of your home country. The Human Resource Department (HRD) is the designated authority to scrutinize the educational degree certificates. Before corroborating the document, first the department will cross check the information with the issuing organization. Once, the concerned institute verify the documents with their official sign and stamp, then the HRD will also validate them. Further, the documents will be attested by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The MEA certificate attestation is mandatory on educational degree certificates. Thereupon, they will be attested by the embassy of Kuwait in New Delhi. Read more about mea certificate documents attestation.