The Government of India has made it mandatory for employers in Kuwait wishing to bring female domestic workers from India to submit a Bank Guarantee of US $ 2,500 equivalent to KD 720 (Kuwaiti Dinar Seven hundred twenty only) as a security deposit with the Embassy of India in Kuwait with immediate effect.
Henceforth, the employers in Kuwait bringing female domestic workers have to deposit a Bank Guarantee of KD 720.000 (equivalent to US $ 2,500) in favour of Embassy of India along with the documents submitted for attestation by the Embassy. The Bank Guarantee, provided by a bank in Kuwait needs to be valid till such time the female domestic worker remains in Kuwait. The Embassy will attest agreements for employment of female domestic workers in Kuwait once the above condition of Bank Guarantee is fulfilled. This measure is being taken to safeguard the welfare of female domestic workers in Kuwait.