KUWAIT: The Civil Service Commission will launch a plan next year to review documents related to expatriate workers, as many unneeded jobs are expected to be scrapped. "The CSC will begin a three-step plan which aims to review expatriates' documents and support government measures that aim to fix the population imbalance, deport violating workers, ensure active work permits are valid and hold accountable citizens involved in visa trading," sources revealed to Kuwait Times.

"The first part of the plan will be to start continuous inspection campaigns in coordination with the interior ministry and the Municipality throughout all governorates. All violators will be immediately deported and sponsors will be forced to pay the deportation expenses along with other fees. The current inspection campaigns are not continuous, and will increase in coordination with many government bodies," the sources said.

"In the second step, there will be no renewals of all expiring work permits for unneeded jobs. The third step will be to only issue work permits for professional jobs that are required in the market, subject to professional tests, which will also be imposed on older permits, which will result in a decrease in the overall population next year," sources said, adding the interior ministry has informed CSC that it is currently looking for another detention center for people who are awaiting deportation.