According to KuwaitTimes some lawmakers are working on a draft bill to lower the cost in bringing domestic workers to Kuwait. Both expats and citizens would only be charge KD 20 per application and an additional KD 280 for fees and airfare.
As of now the cost that an expat should hand out is around KD 1,250 if you want to hire a Filipina, KD 800 for Indian national and so on.
KD 300 fee to hire maids
KUWAIT: A number of lawmakers are currently working on a draft bill to establish a government company to bring in domestic workers into the country through the investment authority. Parliamentary sources said that the idea had been previously proposed by MP Kamled Al-Awadhi over a year and a half earlier, and that the government’s delay in issuing a law made them to list it on the parliament’s agenda as soon as possible. The sources explained that the main purpose of establishing such a government company was to fight the soaring fees citizens and expats pay to hire domestic workers, and that the new company would only charge KD 20 per application in addition to KD 280 for fees and airfare. —Al-Anbaa