Here is what you need to know: Females’ can also Sponsor Family Visa – Arab Times Kuwait News

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: In line with Kuwaits’ labor regulations, the primary sponsor for his spouse and children is the father. To qualify as a sponsor for his child and wife, the father’s salary cap should be min. 800 Kuwaiti dinars, he needs to be a university graduate and his job should align with the qualifications.

Those born in Kuwait, and those born outside the country to parents who are working in Kuwait and whose age does not exceed five years old are excluded from the new rule of salary requirement, this decision is taken on humanitarian grounds.

Mothers can sponsor their children on dependent / family visas provided their salary cap is KD 800 per month mentioned on the work permit only if the husband is deceased or divorced or if the husband has left the country for good leaving his wife and kids behind. Those working in the below profession are excluded from the university degree requirement.

The professions stipulated in Article 30 of Ministerial Resolution No. 957/2019 are:

  1. Advisors, judges, prosecutors, experts, and legal researchers in the government sector
  2. Doctors and pharmacists
  3. Professors in universities, colleges, and higher institutes
  4. School principals, deputies, educational mentors, teachers, social workers, and laboratory technicians in the government sector
  5. University financial and economic advisors
  6. Engineers
  7. Imams, preachers, muezzins in mosques, and memorizers of the Holy Qur’an
  8. Librarians in government agencies and private universities
  9. Ministry of Health employees, including nurses, paramedics those holding medical technical positions in various specializations, and those working in the field of social service
  10. Social workers and psychologists in the government sector
  11. Journalists, media professionals and correspondents
  12. Coaches and players in the federation and sports clubs
  13. Pilots and flight attendants
  14. Preparers of the dead and those responsible for burying them.

There are two constraints associated with the dependent visa. A wife working in the private sector cannot sponsor her husband. Furthermore, once a son reaches the age of 21, he becomes ineligible to remain under his parents’ visa.

By Munaif Nayef
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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