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lamaha replied to the thread Married Us contractor married a kuwaiti Phillipino woman on the Kuwait forum:
lamaha initially posted:
Hello I am trying to get information My spouse is a US contractor who has been in kuwait working since December 2013 he just got married on Wednesday to the woman I am wondering is this legal? What are my options he is stating he married her so she wouldn't be deported because she claimed she was pregnant.
lamaha replied most recently with:
I'm not forcing him to do anything. He made the decision to marry her and now wants to divorce her after realizing how insane it was, possibly losing his job and security clearance, family .things he was obviously not thinking about before it all hit the fan. I told him I would help him, which is in my interest anyway, so I will. He will be back in the US once his contract runs out in a few months so staying married to her when he won't be there or with her doesn't make sense either.
gmnq8 replied most recently with:
Well, you can't 'force' him to get a divorce. In Kuwait, it's his decision. And, if he thinks or knows you're going to divorce him anyway, then why would he divorce the Filipino? It seems to me if you are going to divorce him, you wouldn't care what he does. Making him divorce the Filipino won't change anything... he can turn around, and immediately re-marry her.
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RTK123 posted Maid rooms on the Kuwait forum:
Hi, I am in the process of moving out to kuwait from the uk with my family. Can anyone recommend a company, website or service that can help find an apartment to rent? Also my eldest son is at university and so while he will not be coming out we will need room for him when he comes over, as most places have a maids room would this be classed as a "single bedroom" in the uk? Thanks in advance, Ryan
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Greetings: I have accepted a position at school in Kuwait. Below is the only message I have received so far from the HR Office of that school: Dear Sir: Welcome aboard? and we are highly looking forward to join our School for the next academic year 2014-2015. Hoping you will find your work here fruitful and rewarding. 1) Your original degree authenticated from the Ministry of foreign affairs and by Kuwait embassy in your country of Nationality [Please email us the copy before your travel and must carry the original on your arrival to Kuwait ] 2) “No Criminal record” or as called in some countries “Police clearance cetificate” authenticated from the Ministry of foreign affairs as well as Kuwait embassy in your country of Nationality. Criminal Record which is a (TO whom it may concern) letter from your nearest police station that shows that you have no previous criminal records, it should be authenticated from the ministry of the foreign affairs and Kuwait embassy located in your country. Kindly note that you can proceed any time as per your convenience but you have to make sure that (depending upon the Criminal record expiry date), it should at least have 3 months validity by the time you arrive to Kuwait i.e. Valid until December 2015. (Please email us the copy before your travel and must carry the original on your arrival to Kuwait). The procedures pursued by school are as below: 1- The personnel department will gain an initial teaching approval on your degree from Kuwait Ministry of Private Education 2- Secondly, the school messenger will get a work permit from the Ministry of labor, using the Initial approval and your documents (as in 2). 3- The work permit obtained will be then mailed to your address upon receipt of the work permit you will need to take it to Kuwait embassy located in your country of nationality; who will inform you with the authorized hospitals, clinic and also they will lead you to the next step. ** Upon arrival to Kuwait you must have your Work Permit and original Criminal record which is authenticated from the ministry of the foreign affairs and Kuwait embassy located in your country of Nationality ** I have spoken to one person and he explained to me that in Kuwait, some schools essentially do all the legwork for their new teachers, but some schools expect their new teachers to do the legwork in their home countries. It would seem that my school is in the later case. I have no objection to doing any of the things requested by the school, but some things I am not sure about. Like the following: 1) Your original degree “authenticated” from the “Ministry of foreign affairs” and by Kuwait embassy in your country of Nationality. Does anyone understand what this means because I don’t. 2) “No Criminal record” or as called in some countries “Police clearance cetificate” authenticated from the Ministry of foreign affairs as well as Kuwait embassy in your country of Nationality. Getting a PCC is no problem, but again, what does this reference to the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs” mean in your collective opinion? 3) Upon receipt of the work permit you will need to take it to Kuwait embassy located in your country of nationality; who will inform you with the “authorized” hospitals, clinic and also they will lead you to the next step. Again, the Kuwait Embassy and now a reference to “authorized” hospital, clinic….Does anyone here understand this? I must tell you that the only thing that bothers here is all the references to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and especially the Kuwaiti Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario (I am Canadian). I have dealt with governments long enough that I know that if I must travel to the Embassy and my docs are in anyway incorrect (my degree, PCC, or medical), they will tell me to do them again and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, not Ottawa, Ontario. That could become extremely expensive for me. Unfortunately, the HR Dept. at my new school hasn’t been too helpful (they perhaps think the “work permit” from the Embassy will explain everything), but I am a little bit nervous. Any Canadians on this Forum who have recently gone to Kuwait to work and can give some tips on how to proceed through the above steps with no problems or hassles? Any advice and/or information given is greatly appreciated. BTW, you can email me privately at saidsirii@gmail.com if you wish. Any suggestions anyone can give me about the above are greatly appreciated.
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winterfresh replied to the thread snooker in Kuwait? on the Kuwait forum:
tonykettle initially posted:
Hi, hope someone can help I am going to be moving to Kuwait to work. Can anyone tell me if there are any snooker centres in Kuwait? If so, any links to websites? Cheers in advance Tony
winterfresh replied most recently with:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Club-Kuwait/105661612800575? Nothing better...
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winterfresh replied to the thread Broadband, high speed Internet access services? on the Kuwait forum:
GTDGuy initially posted:
Hi, Can anyone advise on broadband, high-speed Internet access services in Kuwait? I'm looking for ADSL or cable with good reliability and unlimited downloads. Which service providers would you recommend? What's the monthly cost likely to be? TIA
winterfresh replied most recently with:
Here you have top 3 providers, you can decide. I have gulfnet for years. http://www.qualitynet.net/ http://www.fasttelco.net/residential/ http://www.gulfnet.com.kw/
nickybfwb replied most recently with:
So there is a couple of options depending on where you live. I live in Kuwait City now and just recently got a mobile hotspot with 30 gig a month. I am waiting for my full visa to finish and once I do I am looking at the Zain Wifi Router which runs off the 4g LTE network and does all that I need with a 300 gig limit if you get the premium plan. I have already seen 16 Mbit down and approximately the same with the system I currently have. One of my coworkers who has been here longer than me has said he has seen 30 Mbit. So there is several options. Mark I was looking at Fastelco but I didn't see an annual plan like that. Can you link your plan with them? Nick
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jordan1983 replied to the thread living abroad with 2 babies on the Kuwait forum:
dfoster2 initially posted:
Hello, my husband recently recieve a job offer to teach in Kuwait. Personally I don't know what to expect, I have several questions about this move. I have 10 month old twins and what is there for me and the babies to do while he teaching? Will I be able to apply for work , I have a Bachelor's? What is there to do for fun? Is it really safe, I see we are near Saudi Arabia and Iraq? How long is the flight from the states to Kuwait? Are there daycare? I am just not convince enough that this is a right move.
jordan1983 replied most recently with:
you will be fine, trust me, we have a 1.5 years old baby and we are doing fine... my wife works...we have a daycare nany at home wiht cameras... its nothing like KSA or IRaq...its conservative but not that conservative
adminee replied most recently with:
Here are some links to other discussions and reports on Expat Exchange that may be helpful: Info about Xpat Moms in Kuwait in Kuwait: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/74/23780/67/Kuwait/Info-about-Kuwait Another Club: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/74/11713/67/Kuwait/Info-about-Kuwait Blogs from Expats in Kuwait that may be very insightful: http://www.expatexchange.com/kuwait/kuwaitblogs.html Here are some other forum discussions about the same topic: http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?frmid=242&tpcid=3327767 http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?frmid=242&tpcid=3328110 Use the search box above the forum and search under "mom" or "child" or "school" for more!
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markwithak replied to the thread Maid rooms on the Kuwait forum:
RTK123 initially posted:
Hi, I am in the late stages of a job application with a company in Kuwait. As I will be moving with my family can I class a three bed apartment with a "maids room" as a four bedroom property - as I have no intention of having a maid. Would welcome any feedback. Thanks Ryan,
markwithak replied most recently with:
The quick answer to your question is "Probably not". I live on the first floor of a villa which is 4000 square feet (my floor, not the villa). There is a maids room in my flat which measures 7 feet by 10 feet. I would suggest that you get the diimensions of all the rooms before you call a 3 with a maids room a 4 bedroom. You might be able to use a smaller one as a nursery but that's about it.
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