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Kuwait eVisa Information

The Kuwait eVisa is an online visa, introduced in 2016, which allows eligible citizens to travel to Kuwait for a short stay for tourism purposes.

The government of Kuwait implemented the Kuwait eVisa application to facilitate the visa application process for a Kuwait tourist visa, eliminating the need to apply from an embassy or consulate.

The Kuwait eVisa online is a single entry visa which allows a consecutive stay of ninety (90) days in the country and has a validity period of thirty (30) days to enter Kuwait from the moment of approval.

Eligible citizens can submit a simple Kuwait visa application online, which only takes minutes to complete. Applicants are required to fill in personal and passport information and travel details, and answer some security questions to receive an approved eVisa Kuwait via email.

The standard processing time for the Kuwait online visa is between 1-3 business days. Applicants are advised to apply for the Kuwait visa online at least 3 business days before the intended date of entry to Kuwait.

Foreign nationals traveling to Kuwait for purposes other than tourism, such as to work or study, are required to apply for a visa for Kuwait from a Kuwaiti Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.

Highlights
Single entry electronic visa
Allows a stay of 90 days
Valid to enter Kuwait for 30 days from approval
Travel for tourism purposes
What is Necessary?

Passport with 6 months minimum validity

Image of the passport information page

Valid debit/credit card

Current email address

GCC Residency Card (if applicable)

Kuwait eVisa Requirements

To submit a Kuwait tourist eVisa application, it is necessary to meet the following Kuwait visa requirements for documents:

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the intended arrival date in Kuwait
  • An image of the passport biographical page
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the Kuwait tourist visa fee
  • GCC Residency Card – if applicable

Those who have residency in a GCC country (Gulf Cooperation Council) can apply for the Kuwait eVisa online along with any dependents (spouse, children, domestic labor) if:

  • The validity of the GCC residency exceeds six (6) months
  • A copy of the main applicant’s GCC residency is included in the application for all dependents
  • The main applicant is present with the dependents when arriving in Kuwait
  • The applicant’s profession complies with the GCC residency requirements.

Further Kuwait eVisa requirements involve the applicant supplying a valid email address at which to receive the approved Kuwait visa. It is also necessary to print at least 1 copy to present at Kuwaiti border control alongside the associated passport, to gain entry to the country.

Countries Eligible for Kuwait

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Kuwait

Countries Eligible for Kuwait

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Kuwait

Last update: 02/06/2021

Flights from the UK and India are currently suspended. Israeli nationals are not allowed to enter or transit through Kuwait. The only travelers who are permitted to enter at present are nationals of Kuwait, children and spouses of Kuwaiti nationals, and domestic workers of nationals of Kuwait who have registered online before departure. Most arrivals must have a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus PCR test result taken at an approved lab a maximum of 72 hours before traveling. This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years old or passengers returning to Kuwait who have spent a maximum of 4 days abroad with a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result issued before departure from Kuwait. Passengers arriving from certain countries are also exempt. Travelers must register their details online before departing for Kuwait. Visa on arrival services are suspended. All arriving passengers must install the “Shlonik” and “Kuwait-Mosafer” apps on a mobile device before embarking on their journey to the country. All arrivals are subject to medical screening on arrival and a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a hotel or their home. Most passengers must have a pre-booked hotel reservation for at least 7 days. Exceptions include: travelers with a vaccination certificate who have either received the last dose at least 2 weeks before arrival or only the first dose 5 weeks before arrival (vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, and Pfizer-BioNTec); passengers with a recovery certificate for COVID-19; students who are nationals of Kuwait studying abroad who must have a letter issued by the Kuwait Cultural Office and a letter issued by the University); and unaccompanied minors younger than 18 years. Travelers will also be tested twice for coronavirus with 2 PCR tests that they must pay for before arriving in Kuwait, bringing the confirmation with them.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Kuwait Visa FAQ

  • What is a Kuwait eVisa?

    The Kuwait eVisa is an electronic visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to and around Kuwait for a short stay for touristic purposes.

  • How long can I stay in Kuwait with the eVisa?

    The Kuwait eVisa allows a single stay of 90 consecutive days in the country.

  • How much does the Kuwait eVisa cost?

    The Kuwait eVisa does not have a price, as it is free to apply for a Kuwait eVisa.

  • Who needs the online Visa for Kuwait?

    Those who are unsure if their country has Kuwait online visa eligibility can use the visa checker tool at the top of this page.

    Citizens from the following eligible countries are the most popular applicants for the eVisa for Kuwait:

    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • Canada
    • Turkey
    • France
  • What is a GCC resident?

    A GCC resident is a person with a valid residence permit for one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries. Those with residency in a GCC country can apply for the Kuwait e-Visa online along with any dependents (spouse, children, domestic labor) if:

    • The validity of the GCC residency exceeds six (6) months
    • A copy of the main applicant’s GCC residency is included in the application for all dependents
    • The main applicant is present with the dependents when arriving in Kuwait
    • The applicant’s profession, complying with GCC residency, is one of the following: Consultant, Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, Judge or member of public prosecution, University Professor, Press and media staff, Pilot, System Analyst or Computer Programmer, Manager, Businessman, Diplomatic corps, University Graduates (Owners, Managers and Representatives of commercial companies).
  • How many entries does a Kuwait eVisa allow?

    The Kuwait eVisa is a single entry travel authorization, allowing the holder to enter Kuwait once.

  • How long is the Kuwait eVisa valid for?

    The Kuwait eVisa has a validity period of thirty (30) days to enter Kuwait. The eVisa holder can remain in Kuwait for a total of 90 consecutive days from the date of entry.

  • How can I apply for a Kuwait eVisa?

    Eligible citizens can complete the simple Kuwait visa application form to obtain a Kuwait eVisa. It is necessary for travelers to applicants to select whether they have GCC residency, enter personal and passport information, and provide the address of their intended accommodation in Kuwait.

  • Is the Kuwait eVisa a single or multiple entry authorization?

    As it is a single entry visa, the number of entries allowed with the Kuwait eVisa is one (1).

  • What do I need to submit an application?

    Applicants need the following documents to submit a Kuwait eVisa application:

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the intended arrival date in Kuwait
    • An image of the passport biographical page
    • A valid credit or debit card to pay the Kuwait eVisa fee
    • GCC Residency Card – if applicable
  • How long will my Kuwait eVisa take to process?

    The eVisa proccesing time is one (1) business day, though in some cases it may take up to three (3) business days to receive eVisa approval. This does not include weekends in Kuwait (Friday and Saturday), or public holidays.

  • Do I need a Kuwait online visa for all my children?

    Yes, all travelers from Kuwait online visa eligible countries, including children, are required to submit an individual Kuwait visa application form. Parents may submit an application on behalf of their child.

  • How can I check the Kuwait eVisa status?

    A Kuwait visa check can be performed online on the Kuwaiti government website. To see the Kuwait visa status, it is necessary to enter the applicant’s eVisa Reference Number and Passport Number.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Kuwait tourist eVisa?

    Yes, travelers are required to print at least 1 copy of the Kuwait tourist eVisa to present when entering the country. Travelers are also advised to keep the copy on their person during the entire stay in Kuwait.

  • How can I apply for a Visa Renewal for Kuwait?

    A Kuwait eVisa renewal is only possible from outside the country. The Kuwait visa extension procedure is as quick and simple as the initial application. The only difference is that applicants must indicate they have previously traveled to Kuwait, and provide the reference number of their previous application.

  • I lost my Kuwait Tourist visa. What can I do?

    If the traveler loses their paper printout of the Kuwait tourist eVisa, they are able to print another copy of the email.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    Applicants are strongly advised to carefully check that all the data entered on the Kuwait eVisa form is correct before submitting the application. Any information that does not match the applicant’s passport information may result in the rejection of the application.

  • What can I do if my application is rejected?

    If the Kuwait visa application is rejected, the applicant may submit a new eVisa application. It is necessary to ensure that all the details provided match the applicant’s passport information in order for the eVisa to be approved.

  • Do I need an eVisa Kuwait if I am in transit?

    If a traveler in transit through Kuwait decides to leave the airport at any time, they will be required to present an eVisa for Kuwait.

    If the traveler intends to remain within the International Transit Area, it is not necessary to apply for a Kuwait transit visa.

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