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Country Capital

Kuwait City


Kuwaiti dinar (KD)

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Employer of Record in Kuwait.

G-P provides employer of record services for customers that want to hire employees and run payroll without first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Kuwait. Your candidate is hired via G-P’ Kuwait PEO in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. The individual is assigned to work on your team, working on your company’s behalf exactly as if he or she were your employee to fulfill your in-country requirements.

9Holidays per year
40-48hours per weekWorking hours per day or month
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Payroll in Kuwait.

Kuwait is a small country at the tip of the Persian Gulf in western Asia. The country is rich in national resources and is also home to a large number of expatriates that outnumber the country’s citizens. Overall, it’s a great location for companies that want to work in Asia and develop ties to other countries, such as Saudi Arabia or Iraq.

Hiring in KwKuwait.

As soon as you expand to Kuwait, you’ll probably be thinking about recruiting and hiring employees. It’s essential to find talented employees who will help your new company location grow, but it’s also important to stay compliant. If you don’t meet Kuwait’s employment compliance laws, you could face fines or other delays to starting operations.

Compensation & Benefits in Kuwait.

Kuwait compensation and benefits are extremely important to both your employees and your company. Employees need to make a certain amount and at least receive statutory benefits to accept a position with your company. Plus, you need to meet Kuwait’s compensation laws to stay compliant. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to focus on compensation and benefits when you’re also expanding your company, hiring new employees, and more.

KD75 per monthMinimum wage per month
30daysAnnual vacation leave (min)

Kuwait Subsidiary.

After you decide to expand to Kuwait, it’s time to start preparing to establish a subsidiary in the country. However, learning how to set up your Kuwait subsidiary can take months in itself, then it can take up to a year to incorporate fully. That’s all on top of setting up your payroll, hiring employees, and giving out compensation and benefits.

Work visas & permits in KuwaitTypes of work visasRequirements to obtain a visaApplication processImportant considerations

Kuwait Visas & Permits.

If you’ve chosen to expand to Kuwait, you have two options for hiring — tap into the local labor market or find talented foreign employees. If you go the second route, you must ensure that every foreign worker has the right visas and work permits in Kuwait. Companies just entering the market in Kuwait can also have trouble sponsoring work permits for employees, as they must be locally licensed and incorporated to do so.


THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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