Mangaluru: Kuwait bars inflow of Indian citizens - Job losses likely

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 31: A large number of Indians who had somehow succeeded in returning to India from Kuwait to escape from the clutches of COVID-19, are now facing another threat. They are facing the likelihood of losing their jobs in Kuwait. 

Kuwait has temporarily placed a bar on the entry of citizens from India and six other countries. The other countries involved are Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.  The communication centre of the Kuwait government published this instruction on its Twitter account. However, it has not specified the time until when this order will be in force.
Kuwait has also decided to resume international flight operations to countries which are not in the prohibited list, from August 1 onward. 

VISA problems: Immigrants who stay more than six months in a country other than the country of employment automatically lose their visas. Such visas lose validity at the end of six months period. Many who have returned home on leave before the lockdown too, have not been able to return so far. 

Kuwait has already set into motion a plan to give preference to locals in jobs in that country. For the Indians in particular, once their visa term lapses, it will be hard to get back jobs in Kuwait.

In the meantime, there are rumours that the period for which people employed in Kuwait can stay outside has been extended from six months to one year. But no official communication has come out. If this extension is permitted, the Indians who have returned to India will be able to continue working in Kuwait, says a scientist of Dakshina Kannada origin, Vinod Kumar.

Manjeshwar Mohandas Kamath, an NRI based in Kuwait working for the welfare of Indians there, commented that Kuwait has now been recovering from the clutches of coronavirus. He said that the restrictions might have been imposed as the government feels that allowing people to come in from countries where the problem is acute may compound their own problems.


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  • Save my India, India.

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Indian attitude towards Indians in Kuwait, during the past few months speaks volumes about how India treats its own Citizens, than other countries, who have been gracious to Indians for decades.

    Returning NRIs that have lost everything can join Pakoda / Chai Franchise called Damodardas Narendra, you know the rest.

    Jai Hind!!!!

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    hahaha you said it man

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  • Atmnirbhar, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    The Logic is simple.

    - India extends ban on international flights till August 31. How people can travel to Kuwait?- Atmnirbhar bano.
    - But the restriction shall not apply to international cargo operations and flights specifically approved by aviation regulator, the Directorate General.- Supporting High priced chartered flights and burden to travelers. Atmnirbhar bano.
    - When Kuwait wanted to send Indians staying in Kuwait Illegally free of cost, India was not ready to accept them- Atmnirbhar bano.
    - Instead of opening flights at competitive price, in the name of "Vande Bharat Mission" and Chartered flights Indian Government burdened NRI's with high priced tickets.- Atmnirbhar bano.
    - Now when India is in 3rd place for Covid-19 and how we can expect Kuwait to accept people from such countries?
    - Even though NRIs went abroad for their own earning, they have contributed to India and society where they are living with the foreign exchange and generous contributions. In return they have become "Not Required Indians"- Atmnirbhar bano.
    - The government of Gulf countries has shown more concerns to Indians than Indian Government. Even though they banned Indians coming from India, Indians stuck in any other countries (who went on business trip, family visits, tourism etc......)can return to Kuwait without any problem.

    It is time to think why we indians are neglected throughout the world including INDIA. Atmnirbhar bano.

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    hahaha you said it man

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    You said it all to the who will understand this athmanirbhar, thaliyan, gantiya...etc.....etc......!!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    from 2014 people r loosing jobs

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  • Nelson DSouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    You are so blinded that you see people in Kuwait losing jobs due to Modi???wah

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    India is a vast fertile, well irrigated and mineral rich country.
    We should learn to be self reliant everything instead of relying on other countries for jobs and livelihood.
    Demand and supply theory works everywhere.
    It's shouldn't be so that we only needing Kuwait; Kuwaitees also should need us.
    If Japan and Israel could prosper so much despite so many man made and natural calamities, what bars us from prospering and self reliant?

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  • Javk, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    You want the answer : Negative up bringing

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    I think there is one more problem for Indians in Kuwait. Recently, Kuwait has decided that expatriates from any country should not be more than 15% of the population. Since Indians make up 34% there, the 19% will be reduced eventually, if the new rule is strictly followed. Excess Indians are estimated to be 8 lakhs. Surely, with employment problem as it is in India, some bad days are ahead for some.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Can a Non Keralite get employment in Kerala? It will be the same story everywhere. Locals preferred first.

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  • Tommy Varghese, Kochi/Cochin

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Hello Mr Vincent, Can I Non-Keralite get a job in Kerala? What the hell do you even mean by this statement? Do you think Kerala is in Pakistan? Please stop acting like you're uneducated and ascertain the facts. There are lakhs of Non-Keralites working in Kerala, there are people from Mumbai, Gujarat who have started restaurants, hotels etc and have flourished in their ventures. There are labourers who earn tenfold salary than they do in their own hometown. There are people from all over the nation starting their own business and earning a livelihood. Please change your mindset first, it's a really toxic one indeed.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    All feku lovers are andh bhakts and brain filled with gobar..they are brain washed only to hate particular community and state...In kerala they cannot win election with fake and feku model promise

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  • Michael, Mangalore/US

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Uncle, please try, read and understand the whole article. If you can't understand don't comment even if you are free at home. It could be due to corona related issues and it is also from 5 other countries.

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Its a lesson for all Indians. They were the one who built this country and they not wanted now. Its high time we learn how to not depend on these countries for livelihood and start looking ahead. Without expat workforce these countiries will not find it easy to survive. ...

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  • Proud Indian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Immaturity flourish from your comment. Btw When you are planning to leave Abudhabi.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    After effect of the twit made by Subramy swamy and anpad gavar .

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Aug 1 2020


    Not a good news for expatriates of .... India, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka consist 90% of Kuwait expatriates....

    What Kuwaiti's think ? They will appoint European Cooks, Drivers and Barbers from Europe with 10 times salaries of Indians???.... When Kuwaiti's realize what their Government is doing for them...they themselves oppose this make make Kuwaiti Government to reverse this stupid decision....

    Meanwhile people like KB r can enjoy their short time Glory...


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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Gulf countries are fully aware at whose behest who has sent communal hate messages via social media??????????.......

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Poora bhakth log aajao vaapas india...hum log milke pakode-chai baechke Indiako 5 trillion ka economy banayenghe 😁🤪💪

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Prayers with people who lose their jobs. Dont lose heart, when one door gets closed, God opens up another.

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  • Ivan, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    It is mentioned that the Kuwait government extended the period of stay outside Kuwait from 6 months to one year. It is true but if the Kuwait visa expires during this period one cannot travel to Kuwait and that person has to get new visa. At present scenario Kuwait is not issuing the new Visa. Hence ultimately one will loose the Job back in Kuwait. Now as per Kuwait news a week back, around 40000 visas are expired so far and at present daily around 1000 visas are getting expired. This data is not of Indians only but generally including all nationals. For example a person has traveled out of Kuwait in April or May or before or even after May thinking that he can come back before August as his visa is getting expired in August, but now he cannot come back hence he will loose the Job.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    Iswa Gooru is in good company of Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    I wonder why India has suddenly become the most hated Country in the World ...

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  • Joel Terence, Muscat

    Fri, Jul 31 2020

    All thanks to andh bhakts who comment nonsense on social media

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  • alwyn, mangalore/dubai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    stop wondering. thinking is not your cup of tea

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    alwyn, mangalore/dubai
    I guess you are a Andh Bhakt ...

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  • ASHETTY, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Its not hate it’s envy. India is on its way to become the most prosperous and powerful country in the world that’s why. But I wonder why you think India has become the most hated country in the world. Besides if you read the message properly Kuwait has not barred only Indians. They know what’s best for their country , no appeasement.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Signs of your dream are clearly visible all around the country and hope it's realized in this century. Keep dreaming and singing lala.....lala....lala.....lala...!!!

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    It's not hate or love. In 1970 most of the office workers were south Indians and maharashtra people were working in the offices as lower grade staff in Mumbai.
    Maharashtra people found out that they are not getting proper share in their own state. Now you see most of the jobs were given to mahastreian people.

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    This is people like you, are trying very hard to dent the image of the country in every possible ways

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    1 st time in 75 years...Lol

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