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Work visas for sale in Kuwait: fake agencies shut down

Authorities in Kuwait have shut down fake agencies that are illegally selling work visas for thousands of dinars to foreigners in the country.

This came as the Ministry of Interior cracked down on residency violators in the country, deporting as many as 10,000 violators in the last three months.

A trilateral committee has been tasked to find and arrest violators in the labour market. The committee said that some agencies were caught selling work visas for more than KD2,000 (Dh23,977) to some nationalities.

Meanwhile, the Public Authority of Manpower is set to introduce a new system for labor complaints and to check new employees entering Kuwait.

The new system is aimed at filtering workers who have bought work visas from a bogus company before arriving in Kuwait and using these visas to transfer to real jobs in the country.

Kuwait wants to encourage employees to get residency visas and organize the process of recruiting foreign workers to avoid incidents of workers being scammed by fake companies. ICA/Expat Media

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