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  • According to officials, domestic workers accounted for nearly 50% of the 151,690 ‘residency violators’ in Kuwait in 2021. The country is facing a severe shortage in domestic workers due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, migration bans from origin countries, and, according to officials, a general lack of interest in recruitment to Kuwait.

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  • Oman has drastically reduced fees for issuing and renewing visas to migrant workers. Companies compliant with Omanisation quotas will see an added reduction of up to 89% less than previous costs.

    Legally, the costs of employment visas should be borne by the employer, but are sometimes passed down to workers in the form of salary deductions.

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  • Qatar introduces nationality-based cap on recruitment fees for domestic workers. While a cap on recruitment costs is not unwelcome, the discriminatory rates feed into the stereotypical treatment of workers, with fees equated to the value of the individual.

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In Brief

  • According to officials, domestic workers accounted for nearly 50% of the 151,690 ‘residency violators’ in Kuwait in 2021. The country is facing a severe shortage in domestic workers due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, migration bans from origin countries, and, according to officials, a general lack of interest in recruitment to Kuwait.

    Read more
  • Oman has drastically reduced fees for issuing and renewing visas to migrant workers. Companies compliant with Omanisation quotas will see an added reduction of up to 89% less than previous costs.

    Legally, the costs of employment visas should be borne by the employer, but are sometimes passed down to workers in the form of salary deductions.

    Read more
  • Qatar introduces nationality-based cap on recruitment fees for domestic workers. While a cap on recruitment costs is not unwelcome, the discriminatory rates feed into the stereotypical treatment of workers, with fees equated to the value of the individual.

    Read more
View all