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Quick Facts on Kuwait Visa – your common queries answered

21 February 2020

Here is some quick basic information on Kuwait visas, wherein you can find answers to most of your common queries:

How much does Kuwait Visit Visa cost?

The cost of Kuwait Visit Visa is KD3. The visa fee should be paid in cash at the Kuwait Embassy in Abuja.

What are the types of Kuwait Visas?

There are several types of visit visas issued by the Kuwait Embassy, and this depends on duration of the stay and number of entries. These include:

Tourist Visit Visa

This is issued for foreigners for leisure travel in Kuwait. It is illegal to work or carry on business with this visa.

Business Visit Visa

If you wish to visit Kuwait for business purpose, you can avail this visa, and in that case, the hotel in which you plan to stay, can sponsor this visa for you.

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Family Visit Visa

This visa allows immediate family members of residents of Kuwait to visit Kuwait. However, proof of relationship with the resident should be provided.

Multiple Entry Visa

With this visa you can enter Kuwait multiple times within a span of one year.

Student Visa

If you wish to obtain higher education from any university in Kuwait, you can avail a student visa.

Marriage Visa

On producing the marriage certificate with a resident or national of Kuwait, your can get this visa.

Temporary Work Visa

If you wish to work in Kuwait for a short period of time, you can avail this visa.

Transit Visa

The transit visa is applicable to those who transit through Kuwait Airport to reach a third destination. This visa is valid anywhere from 3 to 5 days.

Residence Visa

This visa is required by any non-GCC national who wish to live in Kuwait. There are three types of Kuwait Residence Visa namely Domestic Visa, Work Visa and Dependent Visa, and all these require a sponsor.

Work Visa

This is issued to private and public sector employees. The visa should be applied by the sponsor from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour in Kuwait.

Domestic Servant Visa

These are issued for the servants of resident expat, provided, he/she is a full-time servant in the age group 20 to 50 years of age. The resident should sponsor for this servant visa.

Newborn Child Visa

The expats residing in Kuwait should get a Newborn Child Visa when their child is born in Kuwait.

Which nations are allowed visa-free travel to Kuwait?

Citizens of GCC countries do not require a visa or permit or to be sponsored by a national or resident in the UAE. They need to produce their GCC country passport or national ID card at the point of entry into the UAE.

The GCC countries include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Which nations are granted visa-on-arrival in Kuwait?

Citizens of the following countries and territories may obtain a visa valid for 3 months on arrival to Kuwait:

All European Union nationals, Andorra, Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City, Vietnam, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey.

Read more about 10 things to do on a 3 day visit to Kuwait and Kuwait tourist information and travel tips.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.