News papers are quoting sources commenting that there is a plan to increase the minimum salary required for sponsoring Family to KD 500.
Ministry of Interior (MoI) is considering to increase the monthly minimum wage required to take family visa for expatriates to KD 500 from the current 250 Dinar, reports Kuwait Times daily. The move comes as part of the country’s continuing efforts to introduce more stringent eligibility criteria for expatriate workers, daily added.
A decision like this could mean that many expatriate workers in the country would be forced to leave their families back home.
“The introduction of such a regulation would help Kuwait to regain control over the labor market, with the number of ‘excess workers’ greatly reduced”, Kuwait Times daily reported quoting MoI official.
If it happens, it will force many people in Kuwait to sent their families back home. It is also rumured that the visit visa fees are about to be increased, though there is no confirmation available.
It is unfortunate to have the family left behind at home.