New law in Kuwait bans expats from returning within two years of exit

Move comes after employees tricked firms into hiring them for the sole purpose of obtaining a driver's licence
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By Staff writer
Tue 30 Aug 2016 01:30 PM

Kuwait's Interior Ministry has reinstated a law that bans expats who leave the country from returning within two years.

The law applies to expats who worked as company representatives or drivers, reported Kuwait Times.

The ministry's move came after it discovered that several foreign workers had tricked employers into hiring them as firm representative or drivers in order to obtain a driving licence.

Officials discovered that the expats would then leave Kuwait only to come back shortly after to apply for a job with another country, all the while maintaining their licence.

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