KUWAIT: The manpower authority is considering issuing a decision banning visa transfers to other employers for expats hired from outside the country to work in the private sector before three years from the issuance of the first work permit have elapsed.

Informed sources added that this rule has been in effect for many years concerning small and medium project companies and will greatly help fight visa trafficking. The sources stressed that the current regulations allowing visa transfers after one year from entry or six months plus a KD 300 fee will be followed until the new decision is finalized, adding that a new package of resolutions will be announced soon to regulate the local labor market and limit marginal labor. – A Saleh