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Minimum salary to get dependent visa increased to 450KD

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Kuwait today increased the minimum salary to get a dependent visa for expatriates to 450 KD. The Minister of Interior signed the official memo today to increase the salary.

Earlier an expatriate with a salary of 250 KD can apply dependent visa for his wife and kids. As per the new rule, an expatriate can apply for dependence visa only if he have a minimum of 450 KD salary according to his work permit.

As per the new decision, the cases of expatriates already living in the country or those who were born here and draw salaries below KD 450 will be studied by the director general of the residence affairs department to decide whether they can be exempted from the salary condition.

The new decision however exempts 14 groups of expatriates from the salary requirement to sponsor their families. These include Chancellors, judges, prosecution staff and legal experts working in the public sector; doctors and pharmacists; university and professors at higher institutes; public school directors and deputies, educational supervisors, teachers, social workers and lab assistants; academic, financial and economic consultants; engineers; imams, preachers, muezzins and Quran teachers; librarians at government bodies and private universities; health ministry staff including nursing staff, paramedics, technicians and social workers; social workers and psychologists in the public sector; journalists, media staff and reporters; coaches and players at sports unions and clubs; pilots and flight attendants; and washers and buriers of dead bodies.

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vishnu ramachandran
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
my salary is 350kwd and my wife salary is 300 kwd,so is there any chance,i can bring my daughter from india?please advise me...thanks

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
My earlier salary was 450 and I bring my son under depending visa. Now I changed the job andmy salary is 350. Can I renew my son's visa.

Monday, October 30, 2017
Hi viewers, it is heard that the ministry is planning to revert back to their previous salary scale of 250kd to obtain dependent visa for wife and kids? I was wondering if anyone has an insight on it?

Friday, August 18, 2017
I understand dt kuwait minister r changing d rules for their country bcoz of heavy population but what about d people who r suffering,raising d family visa 250kd to 450kd leaving their families and struggling alot every person hv their rights ds is not fair I am against d law plz chnge d rules for family visa and plz lower d amount how d people can.manage who r already their in kuwait wd families and about d school fees also.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Can i bring my Family to Kuwait on Family visa, my visa is computer Engineer salary 350.

Monday, May 15, 2017
I am working in private company and i am getting 250 kd salary. I want to bring my mother here. Can I get visit visa for her.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I am a nurse in private hospital and i am getting 250 kd salary. I want to bring my 1 year baby here. He born in kuwait. Can I get dependant visa for him . My husband working India.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

my family is here and my basic salary is 300 can i put iqama my newborn baby
plz help me

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Hi pls tell me if me n my wife working in Kuwait under company work visa n we have to deliver our child hear in Kuwait is there any need of my or my wife salery status ?? If need how much should be n who's salery should be more or some specific amount

Sunday, October 30, 2016
plz u have to know child who have born already in kuwait and other contry before coming this rule should issue visa whose parents are in kuwait else they cant leave their children they should cancel their visa and husband and wife here but wife is searching job she is pregnant than what should they do..this decission is uttterly nonthinky,plz thnk very carefully

Monday, October 24, 2016
Dear Brothers,

My wife is under her company residence getting 250 KD salary , am getting 300 KD , she is pregnant now , Can I change her residence under my sponsorship under the current law... need clarification please..

Friday, October 21, 2016
Kindly answer for my query. Is it possible to work with family visa in Kuwait ?. If not possible what is the time frame to change the family visa to job visa ?.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
my family is here and on my salary letter salary is 250 can i put iqama my newborn baby
plz help me thx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Hi IIK Friends,
Please clarify my Query;
I got family visa for my wife and younger son . My daughters (4yrs) Passport validity was less than 2 years due to that reason they denied to give family visa to my daughter, and they advise me you can take visit visa for your daughter and once she reach kuwait can transfer to family visa.

My salary is KD400 . I got visa before new rules implementation.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Can somebody help me out in getting the statistics of the impact on population and consumption by increasing the minimum salary limit for expacts in getting their family

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Visa Renewal for family in Kuwait NO PROBLEM they are stamping for 1 or 2 years based on Validity of Sponsor Visa Status. This law of KD 450 applicable only for new Visa applications.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
There are two sides for the Govt. to increase the salary cap for bringing in their families. Govt. is trying to reduce the expats in Kuwait which in my opinion is a negative approach which can affect the business and economy in Kuwait. Rents will come down and it will be difficult for companies to get cheap and skilled labor. This can lead to increase in crime rate.

Friday, October 14, 2016
Logically this move is good, but this will effect low salary people who are forcefully separated by law and leads to haraam as per kuwait Islamic sheriath law.

Government should also implement at least 2 weeks paid vacation with Air face, so that this law is justified.

Since the living cost is very high in kuwait, people having low salary have no way other than sharing accommodation and ultimately our wife and childrens have to stay with strangers and leads to other complications.

Bachelor should be separated from family living area and to implement a law to provide compulsory company accommodation in designated area.

mzzm wagle
Friday, October 14, 2016
Late but they have take good dicision now the real estate rent will go down

Friday, October 14, 2016
All Are Stupid.. who are you.. giving the decision for this country....
All are came for jobs..
And leave country...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016
This is not good.totally haram.they are doing to separate the family.please some need to take step to stop this.or every body struggle against this

Thursday, October 13, 2016
how much salary need to take visit visa for my wife.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
can anyone one explain what if both wife and husband earns 450, can they bring their children here or not.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Looks like Govt has increased slab which is good as far as cost of living is gone up .One needs to think if its worth living with families here. Also Kuwait govt should see how many designations are fakes of Engineers specially as they dont possess Engineering degrees but shoun paper shows designation as engineers/accountants etc . Companies should be forced to designate people as per their qualification as per attested degrees and previous experience so that salaries are proportionate as per their qualification and designation. This will also help fakes to get status true and standardise whole country which will help Kuwait govt in cost saving as well.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
What a great news

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Very good decision also please implement quota system ASAP

Thursday, October 13, 2016
this is to much. at list minimum 300 to 400 kd is ok good but 450 is very fara

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Acording to new rules I not able to bring my mother as she is more than 50 years . This is the only age were our parents need more care . Kindly help me to find the way to bring her . Even if it's visit visa . I will be very thankfull .

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This is a very foolish decision by the government. It's high time Kuwait should consider to build its economy especially during these times when the oil prices are low. The Real Estate market will be the most affected by this kind of decision which will indirectly have negative impact on the economy of Kuwait. Most of the expats earn below KD 450 & if this decision come into effect, they will send their families back to their hometown and again the scenario of Kuwait will end-up with bachelors/singles. The economy of Kuwait should be the prime focus instead reducing expat families, Kuwaitis will benefit nothing by this kind of decision.

Mansoor ShaiKh
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
give instructions to companies to increase the salary as per standard.

The exemption given to those people who already have sufficient salary.

no need exemption not required to them.

Expat 1
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This rule Effective from when ?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
so sad for bachelors.
its time to leave Kuwait, Kuwait turning into bad countries there will be no peace in Kuwait,
Frankly speaking rape cases will goes up prostitution will go high grade, bachelors will leave Kuwait in sha allah
maafi qahir in Kuwait amen ya arab

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
They are dividing families its totally haram to keep long distance in Islam
If the person who can manage easily with 300 to 400 kd let him bring the family. What’s wrong?
If this going to be happen : they are offering haram, from halal , all bachelors will start in to bad deeds prostitution will go higher grade in Kuwait.
maafi qhair in kuwait in sha allah

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Bye Bye Kuwait ....

Bajrangi bhai
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Who cares !! We have macho PM with 56 inch chest in our home country. Jai Hind

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Not everyone may agree. In 1994/1995 , the minimum salary to bring a family was 650 KD, probably equivalent of 1200 KD now. It was difficult to get visa but Kuwait was like Europe. Roads were traffic free. Owners ensure new Buildings have enough space , car parks,
standards are maintained. The moment salary rule changed many areas changed to Slum like situation. Traffic become pathetic. Good or bad is two different viewpoints

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Hope those who are here as families can continue on... or this is going to affect if the husband and wife are both earning under KD 450... they will not be able to sponsor their children anymore...

Manuj sharma
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wht about visit visa for wife for 3 month. Also need salary 450 kd.thanks

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
So when it's was implemented tomarrow one words are to day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
What is the reason pls explain. Kd 450 are you paying these of salaries than say no and come openly say we don't want expriates families here

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
That's a good step forward. Why don't they also have minimum salary for each company to be increased as well based on the standard of living. Isnt that supposed to be like that? Find the rate of increase in past two years and give that % increase to each employee and make mandatory salary increment for all at least 5% per year. As it is, companies increase their percentage or margin likewise every year.

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