➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ Make sure the candidates you recruit are at least 21 years old

➢ You must obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Department of Criminal Police of the Ministry of Interior of Kuwait. The Department will check that there are no pending criminal investigations regarding the applicant

 Processing time: between 2 and 9 weeks

➢ You must apply for a work permit at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL)

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Original signed authorization along with a copy

◦ A copy of the worker’s passport

◦ For applicants in scientific roles: Attested scientific certificate, verified by the relevant authorities

◦ An authenticated copy of the wage transfer certificate from the Work Inspection Department. The copy must be stamped by the Reception, Coordination, or Employment Sections

◦ For Egyptian applicants: A declaration and commitment letter from the employer 

◦ A recent stamp with an original signature authorization

 Application fee: KD 10

➢ Processing time: 3-4 weeks

➢ Your future employee must apply for a work visa at the competent Embassy of Kuwait. If there is no Diplomatic Mission of Kuwait in the applicant’s country of residence, you must apply for a visa at the competent migration service

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Passport valid for at least 6 months before the expiration date

◦ Fully completed and signed visa application form 

◦ One passport-size photo

◦ The results of an HIV (AIDS) test 

◦ Health certificate from a local doctor stating that the applicant is in good health and free from contagious diseases such as hepatitis B & C, filariasis, syphilis, malaria, and tuberculosis

◦ Police clearance showing no criminal record 

◦ No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Interior

◦ Company registration certificate

◦ Work permit from MSAL

➢ Application fee: between KD 30 and KD 90 depending on factors such as visa type, duration of stay, and applicant’s nationality

➢ Processing time: 1-2 weeks

➢ Immediately after your employee enters Kuwait, you must sign an employment contract

➢ The contract must be in Arabic and signed in 3 copies. One copy will remain with the worker, one with the company, and the third one must be sent to MSAL

➢ Within 30 days of entering Kuwait, you must apply for an Iqama residence visa (or residence permit) for your worker at the Immigration Department 

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Worker’s passport (original and copy)

◦ Work permit issued by MSAL

◦ Health insurance 

◦ Disease-free certificate

◦ Sponsor’s signature authorization

◦ Two personal photos

◦ Entrance visa used to enter the country

◦ Certificate of police record

➢ Application fee: KD 10

➢ Processing time: 2-3 weeks

➢ Within 10 days of the residence permit issuance, an ID card application should be filed with PACI, the Public Authority for Civil Information. Once approved, your worker will obtain a civil ID card

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