Kuwait eVisa Requirements for Citizens of India

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The State of Kuwait implemented the Kuwait eVisa in 2016. The eVisa is an online travel permit available to selected nationalities or Indian residents of neighboring Gulf countries to visit Kuwait for short term touristic activities.

Please note Indian nationals are only eligible to obtain the eVisa if they reside in one of the Gulf Cooperation Countries neighboring Kuwait. These include Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Indian passport holders intending to travel to Kuwait from India or any other country in the world must schedule an appointment at the Embassy of Kuwait in Delhi or the Consulate Office in Mumbai for further information.

Principal Qualities of the eVisa for Indian Travelers

The visa policy for Kuwait details the main features the eVisa offers to international travelers. Indians can apply for the eVisa if they meet the following conditions and travel agenda:

  • Their visit will be under 3 months
  • They will only visit Kuwait for tourism
  • They only need a single-entry visa
  • They will enter Kuwait shortly (30 days or less after their eVisa has been approved)

If Indian residents find these features for the Kuwait eVisa suit their travel needs, they are free to apply.

Requirements for Indian Passport Holders to Obtain the Kuwait eVisa

We recommend applicants to take into account the requirements for international travel for Indian citizens before proceeding to the Kuwait eVisa application form. The most important conditions Indian nationals must meet to request the Kuwait eVisa include the following:

  • Be in possession of an Indian passport valid for at least 190 days on the date they apply
  • Save a digital copy of the biographical page of their passport
  • Use a bank card to pay the Kuwait eVisa service fee
  • Provide an email account for registration and primary communications
  • Reside in one of the GCC countries (mentioned previously)

Indians with dual citizenship should remember to apply with the same passport they will use when traveling to Kuwait. Likewise, they should take care when storing a digital copy of their passport’s biographical page. It should be perfectly readable to avoid any issues in the evaluation process.

They should also provide a bank card authorized for online payments and apply with an email address they frequently use since all communications regarding their eVisa request will be done online.

Special Conditions for Indian Visitors From a GCC Country

Indian nationals applying from any of the neighboring GCC countries should ensure they possess a valid GCC residency permit for at least 190 days and be a qualified professional or academic. Indians with the following professional occupations are welcome to apply for the Kuwait eVisa:

  • Consultant
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • University lecturer
  • Journalist
  • Pilot
  • Software programmer
  • Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Business professionals
  • Business owners

The State of Kuwait aims to ensure all arrivals from their neighboring countries comply with local laws and regulations and carefully scrutinizes all applications received.

Applying for the Kuwait eVisa for Indian Citizens

Indian nationals who meet the conditions mentioned previously can proceed to the eVisa application form. This is an online questionnaire that is simple to fill out and approximately takes 30 minutes to complete.

Indian applicants will have to provide their biographical, passport plus their accommodation details.

Indian travelers must ensure their answers are true and accurate. Any mismatch with their replies and the information on their passport could lead to delays in their approval or rejection of their eVisa request.

Indian passport holders conclude the eVisa application process by paying the eVisa service fee. We recommend their cards carry sufficient funds and have been previously authorized for international online payments.

Indian residents applying for the eVisa for a family holiday

Indian nationals planning a family trip to Kuwait must note that each of their dependents must have their individual eVisa previously approved to be allowed entry. They can fill in their dependents application on their behalf and use the same bank cards and email account for each visitor.

Evaluation process for the Kuwait eVisa by Indian applicants

Once Indian citizens have submitted their eVisa application, it is evaluated, and within 72 hours, they will receive a resolution to their request. If all the answers they provided are accurate and match the information published on their passport, they will obtain a satisfactory response with the eVisa approval.

Once granted, they will receive a confirmation email with the eVisa attached. We recommend they print out a copy and keep it with the rest of their travel documents.

Traveling to Kuwait as an Indian Citizen With the eVisa

Indian travelers should plan their arrival in Kuwait to be at least 30 days after receiving their eVisa. They can use this online visa to enter Kuwait by air, road, or sea.

Upon reaching border controls, they must provide their passport, printed eVisa, and GCC residency permit for inspection before being granted entry into the country. The holder of the valid GCC residency permit must accompany their dependents (spouse, children, or domestic helpers) when they enter the country.

Indian passengers transiting through Kuwait do not need the eVisa as long as they remain in the International Transit Area in Kuwait International Airport. If they would like to briefly exit the airport for some quick sightseeing, shopping, or meet any relative, they will be obliged to have the eVisa previously granted and return to the airport with plenty of time before their connecting flight.

Indian tourists already in Kuwait can request an eVisa extension. They must simply have the reference number to their original eVisa form available when applying.

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