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Kuwait Visa

Type of Kuwait Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 3 to 4 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: Available on request
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Kuwait for tourism, sightseeing or leisure
Visit Visa
  • Processing time: 6 to 7 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Visa Fee: Available on request
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders intending to visit the country with a specific purpose.
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Documents required for Kuwait Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Kuwait Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Police Clearance Certificate: (issued preferably from MEA)
    • Medical certificate: from Kuwait Embassy approved doctor
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Kuwait Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need visa for Kuwait from India?

    Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visit to visit Kuwait. Indians are eligible for an eVisa. The electronic visa system (eVisa) will allow foreign citizens to receive Kuwait visa online, relieving them from necessity of applying for the visa at the Embassy. It is the simplest and the fastest way to get your visa. Once your visa application is approved, you will receive the visa copy via email right in your inbox.

  • add What is an eVisa?

    An Electronic Visa or "e Visa" is an electronically issued and stored authority for travel to The Republic of Kuwait, which replaces the traditional paper visa process in most cases.

  • add What is an Kuwait eVisa?

      A Kuwait visa is a legal document which lawfully allows its holder to enter and stay within the country for a certain number of days as mentioned on the visa.
      The Kuwait entry requirements are determined by the applicant’s nationality and reasons to visit Kuwait.
  • add What is the purpose of Kuwait visa for Indians?

    A Kuwait visa is most appropriate for Indians travelling to Kuwait for recreational purposes such as holidaying, sightseeing, or even short family visits. The type of visa to enter Kuwait will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.

  • add What is the difference between a traditional visa (sticker pasted on the passport) and an eVisa?

    The support is the only difference. Both documents allow to visit the Republic of Kuwait in accordance with the legal framework governing the type of visa / eVisa obtained.

  • add What are the different types of Kuwait visas for Indians?

      Kuwait has different visa types created to differentiate between the visitor’s entry requirements, lengths of stay and purpose of their trip:

    • A Kuwait tourist eVisa allows visitors to enter and travel around Kuwait for touristic purposes A Kuwait visit visa must be sponsored by a Kuwait company or by a relative that is a resident foreigner staying in the country. Before traveling to Kuwait, a visitor can have his visa processed and passport stamped at their nearest Kuwait embassy.
    • If you’re visiting Kuwait and in a need for a Kuwait transit visa, then you can obtain it from the port authority in Kuwait or from its consulate aboard. You have 7 days maximum to put that visa in use or else it will expire and you’ll have to get a new one.

  • add What is the validity of a Kuwait Visa for Indians?

    Kuwait visit visas (and also entry permits) are valid for entry within 90 days of issue. Visitors can stay in Kuwait up to 30 days after entry.

  • add Is it possible to extend the Kuwait visit visa?

    If you are holding a Kuwait visit visa, you can only stay up to a maximum of 30 days in the country. If you extend your stay, you will have to pay KD10.00 per day.If your Kuwait visit visa is expired, you will not be allowed to leave the country until you pay the total fine.

  • add What is the Kuwait eVisa processing time?

    The processing time for a Kuwait eVisa is between one (1) and three (3) business days. Once approved, the eVisa is sent to the traveler by email. This saves the hassle of going to an embassy or consulate to submit a visa application. The Kuwait eVisa is a single-entry visa which allows visitors to spend up to 90 days in Kuwait.

  • add How can I apply for a Kuwait visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Kuwait visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:

    • Choose your preferred type of Kuwait visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents via whatsapp or email
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add How will I receive the Kuwait visa online?

    Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and submitting the supporting documents online. The eVisa must be presented upon crossing the state border of Kuwait along with the valid travel document. The Kuwait Immigration Department, however advises all travelers to keep a hard copy or soft copy at all times during the trip.

  • add When can the earliest possible application be made for a Kuwait visa online?

    We recommend that you apply for eVisa online at least 10 days prior to your entry in Kuwait. However it is not possible to apply more than 60 days before your date of entry to Kuwait.

  • add Which are the entry requirements after you arrive in Kuwait?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay period
    • Printed Kuwait eVisa
    • Return ticket to your country
    • Accommodation proof
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Kuwait
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to your business trip

  • add What are the advantages of applying for a Kuwait Visa online?

    • Kuwait Visa for Indians can be applied online from anywhere, anytime
    • No personal presence of the applicant required
    • Minimum document requirement
    • Convenient and cost effective i.e. lowest Kuwait visa price
    • Electronic visa can be sent anywhere in the world through Email

  • add Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for persons accompanying me?

    Yes. Each traveller must have a separate e-Visa.

  • add I do not want to apply for an e-Visa. Can I get a visa on arrival?

    No. Indians are not eligible for visa on arrival and must apply for the visa before travel. Arriving without a visa constitutes an undocumented traveler. You can be fined or refused entry into Kuwait.

  • add Is vaccination required for Kuwait visa application?

    Medical check is Mandatory for all Work Visa & Family Joining Visa applicants above 13 years of age. (From Khadamat) Vaccination report from the Local Doctor is required for children below 13 years.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Kuwait Tourist Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Kuwait visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office, no need to submit physical documents and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Kuwait Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Kuwait Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Kuwait Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Kuwait Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Kuwait visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Kuwait visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Kuwait Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Kuwait visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Kuwait Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Kuwait

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Kuwait Visa;
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  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Kuwait Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Kuwait ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Kuwait
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Kuwait Travel guide

Kuwait officially known as the State of Kuwait is a country in Western Asia, in Middle East. Situated between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, it is one of the top oil producing countries. Kuwait has the fourth highest per capita income in the World. Despite being one of the richest countries, it still maintains its traditional Arab values. Kuwait City is the Capital of Kuwait or the State of Kuwait. It is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Kuwait. Read more

  • Kuwait is geographically far away from the Gulf travel hubs, so receives fewer tourists than other Middle East countries. It has many attractions like excellent museums, art galleries, stylish souqs, beaches, restaurants and other architectural landscapes. Kuwait has intensely hot summers and chilly winters. The best time to visit would be March to April or from October to November when the weather is moderate.
  • Kuwait is a safe country with very low crime rate. Though be cautious of people pretending to be from police and ask to check your travel documents. Mostly Arabic is spoken in Kuwait but English is also widely used and all signs are bilingual-both in Arabic and English.
  • There are many airlines having direct flights from India to Kuwait. The prominent ones are Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways, Air India, Jazeera Airlines and Air India Express. The main international airport of Kuwait is Kuwait International airport. One can use public transport in getting around Kuwait or take a taxi or rent a car.
  • What to see in Kuwait?

  • Kuwait is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. Most of Kuwait is covered by flat and sandy deserts. Kuwait though has nine islands but apart from one (Failaka Island), all are uninhabited. It has many modern architectural marvels despite still maintaining the authentic Arab feel. Kuwait city is one of the most visited cities in Kuwait by the tourists. The major attractions here are Tareqrajab Museum, SouqMoubarkiya, Scientific Centre, Kuwait Towers, Mirror House, Grand Mosque, Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya, and Al Qurain Martyrs’ Mueum. Kuwait Toweres or Kuwait Tower attract lot of tourists due to it being a cultural and historic landmark. The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque of the country and also the official one.
  • Kuwait is not a foodie’s destination but it still has some excellent restaurants. Kuwait cuisine is the amalagation of Arabian, Indian , Persian, and Mediterrean cuisine. Most serve the Middle Eastern cuisine but some malls and hotels have international cuisine options too. Most of the best dining options are in Kuwait City.
  • Kuwait is a dry country and alcohol is prohibited in the state. There are high penalties if found in possession of alcohol or found in drunk state. The nightlife mostly has hip coffee cafes serving single origin manual brews. If visiting Kuwait during Ramadan, make sure to not eat, drink, dance, or play loud music during the daylight in public. It is against the law of Kuwait.
  • Kuwait doesn’t have many entertainment options. It’s Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre is a world-class concert venue which hosts international theatre and acts. There are many venues having ad-hoc live music and DJ nights in many hotels or cafes. Cinemas or movies are also popular in Kuwait City and other cities too.
  • Kuwait is also famous for its versatile shopping scene with the malls being a social space and not just shopping destination. There are many malls, high-street stores and Souq famous for their International brands, luxury brands and designer products. Local boutiques and gift shops are also present in these malls.
  • The beaches in Kuwait are famous for public swimming. Apart from swimming sailing and scuba diving are also popular. Power boating is the passion of Kuwaitis and the tourists. It is available via any hotel on the beach.

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Kuwait Facts and Figures

Region:
Middle East
Major cities :
Kuwait City, Salmiya, Jahra, Wafrah
National Day:
25th February
Capital:
Kuwait City
Time in Kuwait:
IST (-) 2 hours and 30 minutes Read more
Language:
Arabic, English
Area:
17,818 km²
Currency:
Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)
Main Airlines:
Kuwait Airways
International Airports :
Kuwait International Airport
Best time to visit:
November to April
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