Domestic servant visa is issued to resident expatriate’s full-time servant sourced from a country outside Kuwait. The resident will be the sponsor for this type of visa. Expatriate families are usually allowed to bring a maid in the country.
Requirements for Domestic Servant Visa
The first requirement is, if you are a male sponsor, you must have a wife living with you if you are going to hire a female servant.
Age limit for the servants is between 20 and 50 years.
Domestic servant visa does not apply to immediate family members or relatives of any degree of consanguinity.
No minimum salary required if the sponsor husband and wife are both working, and if the sponsor family includes children.
Domestic Servant Visa Document Requirements
- Salary certificates of sponsor and wife
- Photocopy of house rental agreement
- Photoopy of sponsor’s and wife’s passport
- Proof of ages of children (photocopy of local birth certificates or passport)
- Photocopy of the sponsor’s and wife’s civil ID
- Photoopy of the servant’s passport plus eight passport sized photos
- Photocopy of the servant’s work contract
Approval of the Domestic Servant Visa
The immigration official approves the domestic servant visa. The immigration will look into the sponsor’s house size, monthly income, and the actual need for a maid.
How to Apply for a Domestic Servant Visa
Domestic servant visa may be obtained from the Jawazaat in Shuwaikh.
The application form must be filled out in Arabic. If you do not speak and write in Arabic, you will find bilingual typists in Shuwaikh. They charge 500 fils.
The servant or maid need to go to the Kuwait embassy in his or her home country.
After the flight to Kuwait, the domestic servant visa will require his or her passport photos, and documents (same list as that of a work visa, except for the work permit). The servant has to pay a residence fee of KD200.00 for the first year and KD10.00 for the succeeding years.
This process can go through Kuwait agencies that specializes in obtaining domestic servants or maids for Kuwaitis and expatriates. One must have to be careful though in choosing an agency. Most are reliable agencies, but a few have unfavorable reputations.