Citizens of around 170 nations across the world are able to use an online application form to obtain an electronic visa (eVisa), which the government of Kuwait introduced in 2016.
The Kuwait eVisa is a single entry visa online that allow holders to spend a total of 90 days in the country for tourism purposes when arriving by either air, land, or sea.
Applicants are required to to complete a simple online application form with personal, passport, and travel information.
When applying for the eVisa for Kuwait, it is also necessary to submit an image of the traveler’s passport biographical page. The passport used to apply must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival in Kuwait.
Once approved, the eVisa is electronically linked to the holder’s passport and is will valid to enter Kutiat for 30 days from issue. The Kuwait visa online processing time is usually between 1 to 3 business days.
eVisa nationals who wish to spend more time in Kuwait or visit for other purposes, such as for business, or to work or study, will need to acquire the correct type of embassy visa to gain entry to the country.
Find below a complete list of the countries who need to apply for an eVisa to travel to Kuwait.
if there are any special conditions/exemptions for this visa type in this country
Kuwait eVisa for GCC Residents
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional political and economic union formed by Arab states of the Persian Gulf (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). Nationals of these countries can enter Kuwait visa-free for short stays.
The visa regulations of Kuwait also allow all foreign citizens who have a residence permit of a GCC country to apply for an electronic travel visa.
Applicants will need to submit an image of their residence permit of one of those countries during the eVisa application, alongside their passport biographical page image and their basic personal, passport, and travel information.
However, only GCC residents from a limited number of professions are able to submit a Kuwait eVisa online form. The eligible occupations are as follows:
Judges & Members of Public Prosecution
Press & Media Staff
System Analysts & Computer Programmers
University Graduates (owners, Managers and Representatives of Commercial Companies and Establishments)
Additionally, those who wish to apply for any dependents (spouse, children, or domestic labor) will need to submit a copy of the main applicant’s GCC residency. Dependents of GCC residents can only gain entry to the country if the main applicant is present when arriving in Kuwait.