Yes, you can, if the office is a licensed office with a minimum contract period of 12 months.
Yes, based on the requirements of Kuwaiti law, you have to have a Kuwaiti partner in order to set up your business in Kuwait. In certain situations and according to laws under review or recently passed, certain commercial activities are open fully to non-Kuwaitis. The reality, though, is that it is advisable to have a local partner
To take up an office with IO Centers as an official company, you need the following official documents:
However, for an individual taking an office with IO Centers, you need to provide the following documents:
We have different office types catering to different space requirements. The maximum number of people that can fit in our larger offices is six people. This is based on the number of workstations provided with that office.
Subject to contract period and terms, you can change the setup of your office from a workstation to an executive setup, and vice versa.
As a client with IO Centers, you get one free hour of meeting room use per day. Any additional hours are chargeable.
Yes, as an IO Centers client you get a four digit code that enables you to enter the premises, and a keycard that enables you to enter your office. Therefore you can enter your office at any time at your convenience.
Our conference and meeting rooms have ergonomic seating, a non-glare conference table, a CISCO conference call unit, podium, office stationery, plasma TV, VCR/ DVD/ VCD/ MP3 player, projector, microphone and facsimile, printing, photocopy services, internet access, concierge services and IT support.
IO Centers hospitality services include serving hot and cold beverages to IO Centers clients as well as their guests during IO Centers working hours. It also includes daily cleaning of your office.
IO Centers service crew is available to clean your office(s) on a daily basis, when you are present in the office. If you wish to arrange for the cleaning to take place when you are not present, a request is put to the IO Centers client service team, who will then accordingly inform the service crew supervisor to schedule a daily cleaning of the concerned office at the time that is most suitable for you.
IO Centers assists your business by taking off the burden of basic administrative work, thus, allowing you more time to focus on business activities. The following services are provided by our Client Service Representatives: courier services, call forwarding, arranging conference calls, and taking messages in your absence - if you’re out of the office or if you are away. They are also responsible for booking the conference and meeting rooms (in IO Centers premises) upon your request.
Yes. We provide clients with two options:
Please contact the IO Centers Client Service Representative to enable the international activation. (Please note, charges are applicable)
Yes. As we are using cutting edge equipment from CISCO the instruments give us the facility to lock international dial up line.
Yes. Please contact the IO Centers Client Service Representative for your request. (Please note charges are applicable)
Yes. The CISCO Phone instrument enables you to transfer the call to any number (IDD facility need to be enabled if calls need to be transferred internationally)
The telephone line in your office cannot be used as a fax line. In order to receive faxes in your office, you will have to request a private fax line from our Client Service Team. (Please note charges are applicable)
Faxes are only received by IO Centers staff and are directly given to the client in his/her office or scanned and sent via email (based on client preferences)
The client has access to the IO Centers shared fax line. Clients receive a five digit code that is logged on the machine every time a fax is sent. This log provides us with the total number of faxes sent locally and internationally and is billed to the client end of the month. Received faxes are also charged accordingly.
Yes. Charges are applicable based on the service required. Our PRO (mandoub) can do basic ministry and licensing procedures except applying for visas and residencies for company employees. This is due to Kuwait's regulations which specify that any PRO (mandoub) applying for a company's employee residencies and visas should be holding the company's residency in order to act on the company’s behalf.
Hospitality staff is available from Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If the client requires the staff to stay back after the specified working hours please contact the IO Centers CSR to arrange for the same. (Please note, charges are applicable accordingly)
You can use the conference and meeting room facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as the booking is made 24 hours in advance so that the IO Centers staff can do the needful for accessing the conference and meeting room facilities.
No. For security reasons this option on your key-card is not activated.
There are security guards 24/7 in the building, and CCTV monitoring on all the entrances and exits. The main Center door access codes prevent unauthorized entry during non-working hours, and only authorized personnel with keycards can enter the office.
IO opened its first location at the Arraya Centre in Kuwait in June 2004. It focuses on providing value added business services to global corporates with fully serviced and furnished offices.
IO opened at the new Dar Al Awadi Center in November 2005. It focuses on providing value added business services to global corporates starting with fully serviced and furnished offices to value-added advisory and facilitation services.