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How to get Kuwait visa (electronic visa or e-visa) online


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Kuwait: Kuwait Interior Ministry recently launched online system for electronic visa to Kuwait. This instant visa is granted to citizens from 52 countries, including expatriates in the GCC countries, who have a residency visa valid for no less than six months, also indicating that the special service is given to people of 13 professions.

Rules and Regulations

1. The following nationalities are allowed to use the e-visa system:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bhutan
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Cyprus
Czech
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Laos
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican
Vietnam
 

2. GCC residents

Visitors can apply for eVisa if they have residency in one of the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia-Bahrain-Qatar-United Arab Emirates-Oman) having their residency valid for at least (6 months) when applying for eVisa and belongs to the following professions:

  • Consultants
  • Doctors
  • Engineers
  • Lawyers
  • Judges&Members of Public Prosecution
  • University Teachers
  • Press&Media Staff
  • Pilots
  • System Analysts & Computer Programmers
  • Managers    Businessmen
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • University Graduates
    -Owners, Managers and Representatives of Commercial Companies and Establishments

3. Upon your arrival, a visa fee of 3KD will be collected after obtaining the visa at the border Entry point.

4. Temporary travel documentation holders are not permitted to use this system..

5. The applications must not have security blocks that prevent them from entering the country.

6. In case of differences between information provided in the application form and the passport, the granted visa will be considered invalid and its holder will not be granted entry..

7. A tourist visa allows the applicant a temporary stay of maximum 3 months starting from the entry date, and hence the visa holder must leave the country before its expiration. The tourist visa holder is not allowed to work in the country and in case he/she is caught they will be punished according to the laws and regulations concerned.

8. A visitor who overstays the permitted period will be fined and the punishment might extend to declining his/her visa application in the future.

9. The applications will be processed during the official working hours with the exception of holidays (Fridays and Saturday) and official and national holidays.

10. You will informed via your email once your visa application has been approved or declined.

Kuwait MOI Portal for:

Source: Ministry of Inerior E-Visa Portal [Link]


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