Relocation to Kuwait
If you are relocating an executive to Kuwait or if you are relocating to or within Kuwait yourself, you have found the right relocation and immigration specialists. Helpxpat provides professional relocation and immigration solutions tailored to the needs of international executives.
For the past 6 years we have consistently relocated corporate executives to live in Kuwait and their families to, and within, Kuwait. We are responsive and professional, and always operate with care and sensitivity towards our client’s needs.
Moving to Kuwait
For those who are thinking about relocation to Kuwait, this country can offer you a high standard of living. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about Arab traditions and culture.
Many expats are relocating to Kuwait to find a job in the country’s oil industry. Kuwait has the financial sector that is rapidly growing and places for work in the marketing, sales, and other business structures. So, this Gulf country can give you a great job opportunity when you decide to move here.
Relocating services in Kuwait
Relocating to Kuwait being a completely new land is a task easier said than done, especially when a family is involved. Moving to a different country and settling into a new life is a period of emotional and physical upheaval that needs to be tackled intelligently with the right help and guidance from friends, family, companies offering relocation services.
Searching for a New Property in Kuwait can be stressful, time-consuming and very frustrating, often requiring that you view numerous properties that don’t meet your requirements.
A safer option is to use the services of a relocation agent, who will be able to speak the language and understand the local nuances of the Kuwait property market.
Types of accommodation in Kuwait
The majority of housing in Kuwait comes in the form of apartments, villas (large houses) and floors (which occupy a single floor of a villa). There has been much construction in Kuwait in recent years and expats will find a number of newer apartment blocks to choose from. Both short-term and long-term rentals are available.
Homes in Kuwait are generally quite spacious, and may even have extra rooms available for domestic staff, a luxury that many expats may find they can afford in Kuwait. Expats will find that they can enjoy an active lifestyle in Kuwait as housing complexes often have facilities such as swimming pools, gyms and tennis courts.
Not all apartments and villas are fully kitted out with light fittings, appliances and air conditioning, and it’s important to establish clearly what is included in the rental. When initially looking at a property, it’s not uncommon to find that, when moving in, all the appliances and fittings that were there before are no longer present.
Expats should also establish upfront whether utilities are included in the rental. Utilities such as water and electricity are often a separate expense that the tenant has to cover.
Construction is ongoing in Kuwait, and expats should consider the proximity of their home to construction sites as the noise and dust can become a nuisance.
Parking is a persistent problem and often in short supply. This should not discourage new arrivals from purchasing or renting a vehicle, though, as public transport in Kuwait is not well developed. Expats should ensure that there is secure parking in close proximity to their home. This is not always included in the rental and can become a serious inconvenience.
Choosing a right school in Kuwait
Helpxpat school search program helps the employees to identify schooling requirements for their children, and then coordinates a school tour(s), explains testing and interview requirements, and assists with the application and enrolment in Kuwait.
The standard of education in Kuwait is high, and the government has invested in this sector in recent years. Kuwaiti nationals are entitled to free education at public schools. However, public schools in Kuwait are not usually an option for Western and non-Arabic expats due to the language and cultural differences.
The majority of expats in Kuwait choose to send their children to private international schools, which usually follow the curriculum of their home country.
International schools in Kuwait
There are a number of international schools catering to the expatriate community in Kuwait. The majority of these schools are co-educational and follow the American, British, Pakistani and Indian curricula. A number of international schools also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.
Relocation agencies in Kuwait
Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Kuwait and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing and schooling and have you settled into Kuwait very quickly.