Ban on non-degree holders over 60 mulled

KUWAIT: The manpower authority is working on issuing a resolution banning the renewal of residency visas for expats holding pre-university or no degrees after the age of 60. In this regard, informed sources said some of the authority’s board members are for the proposal and believe that there is no use in keeping such expats in the country, while others are against it for humanitarian reasons, taking into account the decades they have spent in the country and their need to work.


The sources said that a new package of resolutions will be issued after the national holidays regulating work in the private labor market and government projects. The sources added that the new resolutions will help fight visa traffickers and fake companies that bring expat laborers into the country and abandon them to seek jobs in the local labor market.