KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has issued a decision allowing expatriates with files under code 72 to transfer their residence permits to another sponsor, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources explained the ministry puts files of companies under code 72 if the owners allow their employees to work for another sponsor.
Sources said expatriate employees under this code had previously not been allowed to transfer to another sponsor and were deported to their home countries. Sources added tens of thousands of files had been put under code 72. A large number of firms of these sponsors have been closed. Sources believe that most of such firms belong to visa traders who sell the visas allotted to them and then allow the visa holders to work with other firms.