KUWAIT: New work permits will be issued through the Ashal app of the Public Authority for Manpower, which is linked to the health ministry app for vaccination certificates that can be uploaded electronically, a local daily reported yesterday. The mechanism of receiving new work permit applications will be announced tomorrow, based on the Cabinet's earlier decision to resume issuance of new visas and work permits, according to informed sources quoted in Al-Qabas Arabic newspaper's report.

The Cabinet asked PAM to coordinate with the health and interior ministries, making sure that the vaccination certificates are authentic and registered via a link with the health ministry. PAM meanwhile said employers desiring to bring workers on government contracts must attach airline tickets with contract forms mentioning working hours, work permit duration, job designation and academic qualification, along with housing allowance.

PAM has activated the mechanism linking all professions with their academic degrees. The electronic platform will provide 28 services for residents, mainly for transferring to work permits, self-sponsorship, partners and families.