Expatriate Engineers must obtain no-objection certificate from Kuwait Engineers Society for iqama renewal

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued a circular to all labor department’s not to renew the residency permits of expatriate engineers unless they obtain a no-objection certificate from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES).

According to this directive, an expatriate engineer must obtain the NOC from Kuwait Engineers Society regarding his academic qualification.

Earlier, the Public Authority for Manpower and Kuwait Engineers Society had developed an electronic system for the verification of engineering degree. According to the current rule, for public sector employment, the engineering degree must be from an NBA accredited institution. The Kuwait Engineering society updates the list of NBA Accredited institutions across the country including India on yearly basis. The new directive will affect the expatriate engineers whose engineering degrees are not from the accredited institutions.

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Waseem Farooqi
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Guys plz help me i finished my degree from JNTU Hayderabad and trade CSE and in my iqama they put my profession engineer and my iqama will expires 6-5-2019i just want to know they will ask me to write the exam or i have to change my designation plz give a proper suggestion thanks...

Thursday, April 19, 2018
can any one clear that kse is preferring college accreditation or university accreditation. because my college is not accredited but my university was in 2004.Can any clear my doubt that I m eligible or not??

Monday, April 16, 2018
Dear Friends.
I am an Electrical Engineer from Bangalore University passed in 1996 , presently working here having 21 yrs total Experience ( 16 Yrs in Kuwait ).
1) My college / Branch have NBA approval from 2009-2012 for the first time.At present Not available. No NBA at the time of my study or passout year.
2) i had submitted papers on 20 th March but they had not called for 12 days.
When i went to KSE & enquiried they told my file kept pending as my college name was not available for them to verify about NBA.After providing necessary documents, they started processing my file.
3) 0n 10th April Evening I got a call & Told that i have interview on 11 th April ( yesterday ) at 5 PM.
4) yesterday i attended interview. There were nearly 23 people waiting for interview like me when i went there. There were 2 members in interview panel.They asked me to tell about my work after i passed out year to till now.that is About Work in Kuwait & work before coming to Kuwait.They Did not ask me anything from any subjects.Only work related questions.
5) after interview, they told me to wait outside and after 2& a half hour they called me to pay money.then after half an hour i got KSE membership card & NOC.
6) the fee was 50 KD for interview, 30 KD for NOC , 30 KD for KSE membership. Total 110 KD.
KSE Membership is optional.if u don't need it then u can pay only 30 KD for NOC and interviews charge only.
7) i got a chance to speak to KSE chairman and he confirmed If i have NBA for both college & Branch at any interval of time, They will accept for NOC.
If NBA not available for any one or both, they are rejecting. But he says they don't want to deny these Engs for that Reason one Team from KSE is going to Delhi to have meeting with AICTE to get Information & List of all colleges which comes under UGC, NBA, AICTE,DEEMED UNIVERSITY.
After that they will come back , Discuss with Kuwait Authorities to find solution to non NBA Engineers. It will take few weeks. Till that time anyone having visa date near to expire they can take 3 months extension and Any body already under extension and if it is also near to expire Then they can ask their company to change Designation.KSE chairman told they have already given instruction to PAM to accept change of Designations according to availability of grades in their companies.
NOTE: All the above information are given as told by KSR Chairman. I got a chance to speak with him as he was in MEW before for a short period and i too work for MEW.with that I am giving these information as it may help our friends. It is not a fake or Rumours.
Thank you all.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Anybody give the NBA list of india college ?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
I'm working here as an engineer & I came to know that 2011 & above passed out students have to attend an exam conducted by KSE. Did anyone attend the test or can anyone provide the details about the exam will be really helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Can any one please tel me KSE updated new accredited colleges list.
i passed engineering in 2009 my course was accredited in 2008 but my college was not in KSE list i even checked in NBA website my college was accredited.

Any one please reply

Monday, March 26, 2018
Can any one tell me that KSE up dated new list of accredited colleges.
My collage was accredited in 2008 and i passed my engineer in 2009.
but my college name was not in the KSE list.
I can see my college was accredited from NBA website.

can any one please reply.

Monday, March 26, 2018
My college is in NBA list, but i took Part-time B.Tech. Is get NOC?

Monday, March 26, 2018
please see the below link

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Hi dear . This rule for public sector people only or private sector also???
Can u answer anyone ???

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Can any one share experience who have renewed engineer's IQAMA after new rule came

Mrs J
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Any update on this??

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I joined company on JAN, still I am not received my iqama, now I am in emergency to go my native for personal problem, Is it possible to go to my native without iqama.
More over the new rules making headache...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Ambassador will join in kuwait 21 so let's hope there will be a negotiation or extension for the implement ed law as soon .

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Indian foreign ministry immediately will take response action for this issue.lot of engineers effect for this issues.awaiting and will expect for favourable responsible.

Monday, March 19, 2018
Dear All,
I am confused. See I am holding a Science Degree including Ph.D. Based on my experience I am working as an Engineer. Honestly I have got attestation on UG (B.Sc) degree certificate. As of now no issues as why visa is valid till Nov 2018.

My question is how this could be handled for a person working as an engineer based on experience but not with the qualification of an Engineer. Though I am not in to the core business of engineering but working related to performance management.

Appreciate I someone can clarify.

Monday, March 19, 2018
Guys Our Indian Foreign ministry are quickly responding on Twitter lets tweet this issue it will effect ...so our embassy will do something for this weird rule....

Monday, March 19, 2018
I went yesterdays ans according to information there is no such checking with nba accreditation .those who passed from colleges should submit original certificates including transcript.then go for exam payment110kd once pass NOC

Sunday, March 18, 2018
@Gummadi Chandra Mohan. can you please check IIT Palakkad,Bombay,Madras,Hyderabad......is there or not. after we can decide the comment is blind or something else...

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Can some one please clarify below.
1.Is NOC mandatory for person working in Private firm.
2.Is it applicable for a person who is working in IT department.
3.If its not there or if we not clear the exam.Will our visa gets canceled immediately with out renewal

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Good move by the Govt of Kuwait, because a large no. of fraud engineers are working in kuwait with fake degrees and attestations. But give considerations to those got graduation from accredited universities, without considering NBA accreditation. KSE and Indian embassy shall make a good decision on the issue.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Hi Guys!!
Am an Engineer, has to transfer my visa to another company as i have changed the job. So please let me know, if there is still required NOC for transferring visa or not...?


Sunday, March 18, 2018

BABA..Pachas Tola
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Why Indian Embassy is not Intervening promptly ?

Shaik mohammad Rizvan
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Hii Guys,
JNTU Anantapur is nba accreditation or not?
if my college is not in list then what we have to do?

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Any one facing problem with this during the residence renewal. if the college is not listed under NAB what is the procedure Anyways, if there is any engineer from private sector renewing their residence please advise

Gummadi Chandra Mohan
Saturday, March 17, 2018
For below person: this is madetory decession of NBA accredition but Kuwait eng assosation some additional berocracy only. but wipe non-engineers with Eng.xyz can be kicked out. This is really required. I searched mine private college acredited but how this Sanaaa made blind statement that IITs have no acredition ????/

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018

Not at all a good decision, even IIT is not listed in their list what does it mean?it is going to b a big disaster, govt. Should intervene. Many colleges are not listed in their list which they hold for last 10 yrs.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018
As per Kuwaiti law.... find the right Bangladeshi, at the right time, at the right office :P

Saturday, March 17, 2018
I feel discrimination should not be there as this is for some nationals, and the KES is mainly controlled by some nationals, and they make this crazy ideas.
But they have to consult all before making such a move to avoid unnecessary problems for many projects and companies, and engineers, especially those people with residency should be renewed now, waiting for licenses renew and newly applied, and baby or family members residence stamping or renewal etc. etc. all of a sudden it is making many problems and I think the Kuwait government should intervene as well as Indian Embassy to find a better solution.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Use this link to check the NBA status of your course:

Friday, March 16, 2018
Is there any update regarding the issue

Habibulla Shaik
Friday, March 16, 2018
don't worry pray to Allah in sha allah,,,its become easy...These world like these only...

Friday, March 16, 2018
Is there any latest news on this

Friday, March 16, 2018
Please any one confirm if this rule is for renewal only or is it applicable for new visa holders. As I landed in kuwait yesterday on an engineer visa and my residency process is pending

Friday, March 16, 2018
Not at all a good decision, even IIT is not listed in their list what does it mean?it is going to b a big disaster, govt. Should intervene. Many colleges are not listed in their list which they hold for last 10 yrs.

Friday, March 16, 2018
What about for Sri Lankan engineers?

Friday, March 16, 2018
Is this applicable only if your the profession is mentioned as Engineer in the work permit or for all having Engineers degree ?
Please share the link to check the KSE or NBA eligibility list

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Is the rule applicable to people holding engineering certificates working in other sectors ( Non-engineering jobs) ?

Thursday, March 15, 2018
I am not able to join this group.. please add me +965 97549866

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Just for an idea ... if we change the designation from engineer to sales representative or mandoop mubiyaat ... what are the implications ??

Thursday, March 15, 2018
AICTE started in 1945, were the one who allowed engineering courses. So all the colleges have to get AICTE approval before starting engineering college.. Now somewhere in between 2004 to 2010 they started NBA to check technical details of the colleges.. Now what does this mean that NBA will not have any past records and they cannot go in past for approval. They should have retain approved AICTE colleges as approved. Some colleges may have change name of the courses, some colleges may be closed due to financial reasons etc etc.. All these categories of colleged how they can track so it doesn't make sense?

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Kuwait is playing with lot of ideas...now a days...ultimate aim is to reduce the manpower...also we need to go for lot of head ache and money spending to get NOC, when we approach their KES then we need to run like a dog....everyday new things come....same like visa process when we approach for visit visa that time will know old system changed last week.... new system came....always these kuwaiti people wants money from india...and they make some head ache rules...first they should check this system is implemented properly or not....if not then don't go for such head ache action....so we all need to make our sound loudly to oppose this.....we are getting enough work and head ache now...again lot of additional head ache is not acceptable....in gulf countries i hear like this first time....need to give fees then make exam....then only visa will reniew.....what is this....this peoples are not making any developments in the country...eating all money...then after that catch people and cancel license....and now a days lot of head ache is giving by kuwait gvmt....so all need to oppose this new policy....some people is making fake certificate....let the company should catch the people...otherwise they are not eligible...company has to take the action
..don't make lot of new nasty rulea to make life hell in kuwait.....kuwaiti knows we are same like a dog whatever they say that we will obey...don't go for anything...we will see.....they will loose good experience people....because kuwait is not only a country for job......

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The below group is already full. That means 256 people joined in this group in few hours. So imagine how many Engineers are there in Kuwait. We need to notify to Indian Embassy on a Urgent Basis.

Engr Muhammad Sharique
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
We have created an
WhatsApp group for our Indian Engineers who are not able to get kse form because of NBA issue.Please all join to rais our voice.
Please use the link , we need more and more Indian engineers to join the group.

Ajay Mohan
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I went to KES yesterday to check whats happening.
they will check in the NBA website your college(Not university) , your course have to be accredited at the time of your graduation, otherwise they are simply saying "NO"
For eg: I am from NSS college of engineering civil engineering batch 2003-2007, my branch was accredited on 2001 for 3 years which means i have accredition till 2004 but since i passed out on 2007 i am not eligible . this is their stand.
Indian embassy have to act and sort out this issue otherwise lot of people will have problems

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For both,today 2 of them in private sector denied their residence renewal due to this issue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I am already a member and my colleague is not, my mandoop still asked me to get a la mana certificate. going there tonight along with him, hope it is easy....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This is effecting both private and public sector.
And some nationals are having exemption.
After I check with Kuwait Engineering Society, i got following information that, for obtain the NOC from Kuwait Engineers Society, there is a long procedure, need a some original documents, plus a payment about KD.140/- OR up to KD. 170 ( including examination fees KD.70/-) to be paid in advance to get a examination date and will have to attend an examination in Kuwait University and it will be in their ( university's ) timings may be it takes 3 months or so. Not immediately. All this efforts finished then only will get an NOC.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Yet another great rule like graduate driving licence....

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
By the way Kuwait Society of Engineers is not a Government body to certify and authenticate such degrees. However due to the influential Kuwaitis managing such Organization, they have convinced the Ministries and Authorities to support them. This decision will impact mostly Indian and Filipino Engineers who inspite of them having studied in good recognized colleges in their home town are NOT recognized by KSE, whereas even some of the Third Grade Egyptian Universities are recognized by KSE . Now unless few major companies file a public litigation case against this order and ensure that the interests of their employees are protected, this will create an unwanted trouble for the existing Engineers and KSE making a huge money out of this ..

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I heard it is not for visa 18. Anybody can clarify?.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1. NBA of programmes/ coursed of colleges was started in India only from the year 2010 therefore there is no coursed accredited by NBA before 2010.
2. NBA accredition is given for courses and not colleges or universities.
3. NBA accredition is given to coursed for each academic year. Therefor even if your course is accredited by NBA now, if during your academinc year it was not accredited then you are not certified.
4. Your college has to apply for accredition and they will not do the accredition as per the wishes of Kuwait government.
5. Even preimer intitiutes like IIT did not NBA accredition before 2010. so does it mean that an engineer from IIT is coming with a fake certificate.

Therefore this rule is flawed and cannot be implemented.

Moideen koya P k
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Approved Engineering colleges...those with fake engg.degree will wipe out..Good decision from PAM...kuwait

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
So many self financing colleges in India has no accreditation. hence whoever studied there after paying fee also should go to space to find jobs. crazy idea. IEI Kuwait chapter may please approach Indian embassy .

Ramesh Orakkan
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
If any construction company cheat an Engineer who is a life member of Kuwait society of engineers society will help them. I am a victim from Mishrif Trading and Contracting Company Kuwait. I returned to India loosing a service benefits of nearly 4000 KD.

Kabbir Hussain
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Can I get the name of rigestered university (NBA)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Dear Friends,
I completed MCA pass out 2010, certification of university accredited by NAAC.
My question,
1) Future will become problem my residency? Please explain

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Nowadays, All the authorities are working in full swing to expel expatriates from Kuwait. Every other day we see a new proposal or a law targeting only expatriates.

Anyways, if there is any engineer from private sector renewing their residence, please post your ordeal for other IIKians.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
how we can check whether our college is listed with KEA. if not will it be easy to get it. as we are having attested certificates, still need these verification. how to proceed with it as my visa expires soon.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Is it for Public Sector Engineer or for Private Sector too
kindly clarify.

Dennis John
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I don't know what is NBA and how KES is going to validate. One thing I am sure that the check will be implemented soon from the public authority of manpower. PAM will have to get a message from KE that he is a registered engineer then only your residents will be processed.

Dennis John
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I don't know what is NBA and how KES is going to validate. One thing I am sure that the check will be implemented soon from the public authority of manpower. PAM will have to get a message from KE that he is a registered engineer then only your residents will be processed.

Kala bhai
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Since 1990 quality of engineering education in India has deteriorated too much . Reason is mushrooming of private engineering collages .
Pakistan & Bangladesh engineers are better qualified.

Honest Harakiri
Monday, March 12, 2018
Good decision

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018
It is the big mistake of the Gov of India. They conveyed the information to KSE that NBA is the authority to validate the engg courses in India even though IIT & other many government engg colleges is not having it. The embassy of India-Kuwait should raise this matter since many thousands will be affected if the same is implemented to private sector too. Many associations & IEI attempted to solve this but all in vain. India government should take up this matter with the ministers in Kuwait if otherwise our engineers will be a puppet in their hands. INDIAN EMBASSY PLEASE ACT!!!

Monday, March 12, 2018
Guys, I think they mean NBAQ Kuwait and not National board of accredition, India.

NBAQ Kuwait might have a list of colleges not just pertaining to India but also other countries. Need to follow up on this carefuly

Monday, March 12, 2018
was Einstein born here ?????? The ideas are just amazinggggggggggggg

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wow only 8 colleges in kerala have NBA and even the top ones are not in the list

Monday, March 12, 2018
There are many universitites in India are not accredited by NBA, so what will happen those engineers who gained the certificates from non accredited university?
will they degrade from the designation or cancel their residency?

Monday, March 12, 2018
Is it for Public Sector Engineer or for Private Sector too.

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