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Indian embassy dealing with the Indian Engineer issue in Kuwait
June 10, 2018, 10:21 am

The March 11 regulation, which mandates a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSOE) for Indian engineers to attain their residency and work permits has stirred problems for the Indian community. KSOE has also mentioned that NOC will be granted only to those engineers, who have studied in colleges accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

This has raised fears that thousands of Indian engineers in Kuwait may be deported back to India.

To continue its efforts of assistance to the community, the Indian Embassy repeats its request that in respect of individual cases where Residencies are expiring soon (within the next 3 months), Indians may continue contacting Yashwant Chatpalliwar, Second Secretary, Email:; Tel. +965 22550171 (Direct).

Moreover, Kuwait is sending a team of senior officers to India in the second half of this month for discussions with the concerned authorities in the Government of India.

The Indian Embassy is also pleased to announce that it has been in touch with senior representatives of engineers’ associations and forums in Kuwait so that all the concerns and accreditation issues are brought to the attention of the visiting Kuwaiti delegation, and are addressed comprehensively and authoritatively by the competent authorities in India.

 In view of the scheduled India-Kuwait discussions as above on this important issue, engineers are requested to avoid comments through public platforms and instead be in touch with Arun Davidson, General Convener, Kuwait Engineers’ Forum (Email: / Shri G. Santhosh Kumar, President, Progressive Professionals Forum (Email : / Shri P. Sethu Madhavan, General Secretary, Tamilnadu Engineers Forum (Email:



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