GETTING A VISA FOR KUWAIT

Kuwait Visas for permanent residence

The expatriate must get a Kuwait resident visa, often known as an iqama in Kuwait. Individuals can select between three sorts of resident visas, depending on their needs: work, dependent, or domestic. Each category requires a sponsor, with a work visa requiring a Kuwaiti sponsor and the other two categories allowing an expatriate to act as the sponsor.

Every migrant, with the exception of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council member states, must get a work permit before beginning work in Kuwait. Only after the ex-pat has received a valid job offer is a work permit provided.

After the immigrant accepts the offer, the Kuwaiti employer acts as a sponsor and submits an application for a work visa to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, together with the employee’s passport and a NOC from the Ministry of Interior General Administration of Criminal Investigation.

The employee can then apply for an entrance visa from his or her home country by presenting a copy of the work permit that he or she acquired from the sponsor, as well as the employer’s NOC and a copy of the authorized signatory as registered for business purposes, at the Kuwaiti Embassy. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait will provide a copy of his work permit to the Embassy. If the sponsor’s nation does not have a Kuwait Embassy, the work permit and NOC must be submitted to the Ministry of Interior in order to receive an entry visa.

Visitors to Kuwait are not permitted to work until they obtain a work permit, as stipulated by the Kuwaiti Constitution.

Work Permit

How to Get Kuwait Visa for dependents (Family)?

After obtaining a work and residence permit, the expatriate can sponsor his spouse and children, who are referred to as dependents. If any of the dependents wish to work in Kuwait, they must first obtain a separate work permit from a Kuwaiti citizen.

To apply for a dependent visa, the sponsor must be employed in the public sector and earn a minimum of KWD. 450 or KWD. 650 in the private sector.

A female employee, on the other hand, cannot sponsor her spouse. Although the sponsor’s wife and daughters of any age group are eligible for the dependent visa, sons above the age of 21 are not.

The sponsor must fill out an application in Arabic and send copies of the dependent’s passport, the sponsor’s Civil ID, and his or her income to the ‘Jawazaat’ (passport) agency at Shuwaikh.

certificate, and the verified marriage (for spouse entrance) or birth certificate (for the entry of child).

For a private sector employee (sponsor), the fees for the residence visa for families are: 100KWD/person during the first year for the wife and the first and second child, and 200KWD/person for the next child and so on; for a public sector employee, the fees are: 10KWD/person during the first year for the wife and the first and second child, and 100KWD/person for the next child and so on (sponsor).  In all situations, a fee of 10 KWD per person for the child and spouse is required, as well as a fee of 200 KWD per person for the sponsor’s parents and in-laws.

If a kid is born to an expatriate in Kuwait, the parent will need to obtain a dependent visa for the child. The procedure does not require the father to earn a certain amount of money; nevertheless, a birth certificate must be obtained first.

To obtain a birth certificate, a written consent of the child’s birth from the hospital, along with a duly filled application form, photocopies of parents’ passports and civil IDs, authenticated marriage certificate, and the proposed first name of the child must be submitted to the registry, along with a fee of KWD.10, along with a duly filled application form, photocopies of parents’ passports and civil IDs, authenticated marriage certificate, and the proposed first name of the child must be

After receiving the birth certificate, which normally takes 7 days, the child’s name can be added to the parent’s passport or a separate passport for the child can be obtained by submitting a certified translation of the child’s birth certificate to the appropriate embassy.

The newborn will be granted resident status once the child’s name is added to the parent’s passport or after acquiring a separate passport, with the same procedure as the dependent visa.

The charge for a newborn’s residence permit is KWD. 10 each year.

A newborn child in Kuwait

Kuwait Visa for travel within the United States

A Kuwaiti or expatriate family can bring a maid into the nation for personal reasons if they meet specific criteria, after which a domestic (servant) visa is awarded. A male sponsor can recruit a female servant only if he is married and lives in Kuwait with his spouse, and the visa does not specify a salary level for the sponsor. Both husband and wife must, however, be working and have a child or children. The servant should be between the ages of 20 and 50 years old. Family members and relatives are not permitted to accompany you on a domestic visa.

The following documents must be given to the ‘Jawazaat’ in order to apply for a visa (passport office)

  • a properly filled-out Arabic application
  • Sponsor’s and his spouse’s salary certificates
  • Copies of the house rental agreement, the sponsor’s and spouse’s passports, as well as their Civil ID cards, the children’s birth certificates or passports, and the servant’s passport and job contract.
  • 8 passport-size photographs of servants

The visa can be picked up at the Kuwait Embassy in the permanent home country of the servants. The residence permits cost KWD. 200 for the first year and KWD. 10 each year after that.

Students and others who seek medical treatment in Kuwait for a duration of three months are granted a temporary resident visa.

After arrival in Kuwait, the applicant must undergo a blood test and a chest X-ray to be screened for dangerous infections such as AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis, and other diseases. It’s also possible to get a meningitis vaccine. Before traveling to Kuwait, these medical examinations should be completed in the country of residence. (Now it’s GAMCA, the Indians’ recognized medical screening center.)

If the candidate fails the test, he or she will almost certainly be deported.

Furthermore, the applicant’s fingerprints must be registered with any of the country’s fingerprint departments.

Performing medical examinations and registering fingerprints

How to Getting a Civil ID in Kuwait?

Following the stamping of the residency in the passport, an individual may apply for a Civil ID card at the Public Authority of Civil Information by presenting the following documents:
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Security clearance (PCC translated in Arabic)
  • Rent agreement and
  • Declaration signed by the sponsor
Those wishing to visit Kuwait must be sponsored by a Kuwaiti national or company, or by an expatriate with a valid work permit resident in Kuwait. According to accords between Kuwait and the individual country, around 34 countries, including the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and many other Western European countries, do not require a visa. Entry permits are required in such circumstances.The visit visa and entry permits are only valid for 90 days after they are issued, and the visitor can stay for up to 90 days if they come within that time frame.The cost of a visit visa is KWD. 3, however, the entry permission is free. Those who stay past the expiration of their visa will be fined KWD. 10 each day.To apply for a visit visa, the applicant’s country’s Kuwait Embassy must submit proof of kinship, a copy of the visitor’s passport and Sponsor’s Civil ID, as well as the sponsor’s most recent salary certificate, together with a completed application form and a processing fee.

How to Get Kuwait Visa for a visit?

How to Get Kuwait Visa for transit?

If a traveler wishes to stay in Kuwait for a short period of time while on his or her way to another country, he or she may apply for a transit visa from the port authority or a consulate overseas for a charge of KWD. 2. It is important to note that the traveler must have a confirmed onward ticket.

The Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the State of Kuwait, is offering an e-Visa service. Visitors to Kuwait can use this website to obtain a visiting e-Visa. https://evisa.moi.gov.kw/evisa/home_e.do

  1. The e-Visa system is available to the following nationalities: ANDORRA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BHUTAN, BRUNEI, BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, LAOS, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALAYSIA, MALTA, MONACO, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SAN MARINO, SERBIA, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, The People’s Republic of China – HONGKONG, TURKEY, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, VATICAN.
  2. Residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can apply for an e-Visa if they live in one of the GCC nations (Saudi Arabia-Bahrain-Qatar-United Arab Emirates-Oman). The following are the conditions for GCC residents. When applying for an e-Visa, the validity of the GCC residency must be more than six months. Each e-Visa application for all dependents should include a copy of the Sponsor’s GCC residency, i.e. (spouse, children, domestic labor etc.).  Upon arrival in Kuwait, the main applicant (Sponsor) should be present with the dependents.

According to the GCC residency, the applicant’s profession should be one of the following: –

Consultants, doctors, engineers, lawyers, judges, and members of the public prosecution service, university professors, press and media personnel, pilots, system analysts, and computer programmers

Owners, Managers, and Representatives of Commercial Companies and Establishments – Managers, Businessmen, Diplomatic Corps, University Graduates

What is the Kuwait eVisa Application Rules and Regulations?

What Are The Fees for Kuwait Visas?

After acquiring a visa at the border entry point, you may be charged a 3KWD visa fee upon arrival.

When applying for an e-Visa, the passport must be valid for at least six months.

Holders of all types of temporary travel documents are not permitted to utilize this system.

There must be no security limitations preventing the applicant from entering or exiting the country.

If there are any discrepancies between the information provided in the application form and the original papers, the e-Visa would be deemed invalid and the bearer will be denied entry to the country.

Validity of Passports

Kuwait Visa for Tourists

For a single entry, a tourist visa is valid for one month from the date of issuance.

A tourist visa permits its holder to stay in the nation for a maximum of three months from the date of entrance, thus he must leave before it expires. The holder of a tourist visa is not permitted to work in the nation, and if found, he or she would face legal consequences. A visitor who stays longer than the allowed term will be punished and subjected to legal consequences, which might include his being barred from granting visas in the future.

Within working days, during official working hours, applications will be answered to. Weekends in Kuwait (Friday and Saturday) and public holidays are not included. Authorities will make every effort to reply to requests within two business days. Once the tourist e-Visa application has been approved or denied, the applicant will be notified by email.

Time It Takes to Get a Visa in Kuwait?