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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Kuwait has sustained a large international working and professional class for many years. Kuwaitis are use to expats and are generally cordial and respectful. Indeed, Kuwait, while an Islamic country, is more influenced by the west than one might expect. Much of the retail amenities and services that one may find in places like the UK, USA and Australia are also readily available in Kuwait City. Still, while Kuwait is not as conservative as Saudi Arabia, expats are urged to become familiar with Muslim and Arab culture, dressing modestly and not drinking alcohol or displaying public affection in public. In the end, Kuwait is a decent option for the international teacher. Expat remunerations tend to be generous, the government is stable and the streets are safe. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Kuwait

numbeo.Kuwait      internations.Kuwait     expatwoman.Kuwait

Cost of Living

Cost of living

The prices in Kuwait are comparable to Europe with the caveat that some retail items (cars) are not taxed. According to a recent Xpatulator update, housing, Internet, restaurants, recreation and communication are high in Kuwait City and significantly above the international average. Still, one must counterbalance that with low costs in transport, groceries and alcohol. It is also not abnormal for teaching expats to receive an allowance for accommodations. Indeed, typically, international teachers receive generous packages in Kuwait and are able to live comfortably and save money at the same time. Read more…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Kuwait

xpatulator-kuwait      Numbeo-kuwait      numbeo-Kuwait      expatfocus-kuwait

Climate

Climate

The climate in Kuwait is variable. The summer months are hot and dusty and run from June to October, while there is a rainy season experienced from December to February. The humidity levels can be very high. In the summer extreme temperatures of up to 46 degrees Celsius can be experienced. In winter temperatures can be as low as 8 degrees Celsius.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Once you have a job offer from a school in Kuwait you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your nationality and qualifications. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit the Kuwait Ministry of foreign Affairs website.

Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise this process.

Age restrictions often apply in the Middle East and this may make your application more challenging if you are over the age of 60. Family Visa’s are also subject to special conditions. Please ensure that you talk to your new school about this at the earliest opportunity.

Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

The Visa process can often be delayed Leopardfish recommend that you are proactive and plan well in advance of your arrival date.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department      BBC World News       Al Jazeera      Kuwait Times


School Profile Pages

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