Kuwait e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is the Kuwait e-Visa?

The e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to travel to Kuwait entry point.

What do I need to apply for a Kuwait e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Passport Personal Details Scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

What is the cost to obtain a Kuwait e-visa?

The cost is USD 20.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing, the cost is USD 60.00 and USD 80.00, respectively.
* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a Kuwait e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 3 days
  • Rush Processing: 2 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 12 hours

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is Kuwait’s e-Visa valid for?

The Kuwait e-Visa is 30 days after issued. This means that you have to enter Kuwait within this period. However, you can apply for your Kuwait e-Visa with us at any time, as we will automatically queue your order until it’s the right time for processing.

How long is Kuwait’s e-Visa valid for?

The Kuwait e-Visa is 30 days after issued. This means that you have to enter Kuwait within this period. However, you can apply for your Kuwait e-Visa with us at any time, as we will automatically queue your order until it’s the right time for processing.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for a Kuwait e-Visa?

Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Kuwait and at least one blank page.

What is the process upon arrival to Kuwait?

Upon arrival, the Immigration Officers from Kuwait will verify that all the data on your e-Visa is valid and up to date. An immigration officer will then re-print / re-issue your e-Visa if needed. Please keep this document safe while you travel to Kuwait.

How long can I stay in Kuwait with an e-Visa?

The Kuwait e-Visa for Tourism allows for stays of a maximum of 90 days in Total.

This visa is for tourism purposes only, working is not possible with this visa!

What countries are eligible for a Kuwait e-Visa?

The following countries are eligible for an e-Visa:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Hong Kong
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

When will I receive my e-Visa?

You will receive your visa in approximately 3 days by email if you pay for the Standard Processing, 2 days if you pay for the Rush Processing, and 12 hours for the Super Rush Processing. Print this document and take it with you on your trip.
NOTE: Visa applications are not processed on weekends in Kuwait (Friday and Saturday)

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How many entries does a Kuwait e-Visa allow?

The Kuwait e-Visa allows for a Single Entry.

What is a GCC resident?

GCC stands for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which is a political and economic alliance of Middle Eastern countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman. GCC Resident simply means that you are a resident of one of these countries.

I have a residency in a GCC country. Can I still apply for this e-Visa online?

You can ONLY apply online IF you have residency (exceeding 6 months when applying for e-Visa) from any of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

A copy of the Sponsor’s GCC residency must also be sent with your e-Visa application, as well as for dependents such as a spouse, child, domestic labor, etc who will be presented with you on arrival.

The applicant’s work according to the GCC residency should be one of the following:

Consultants, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Judges & Members of Public Prosecution, University Teachers, Press & Media Staff, Pilots, System Analysts & Computer Programmers, Managers, Businessmen, Diplomatic Corps, University Graduates – Owners, Managers, and Representatives of Commercial Companies and Establishments

Can I apply online if I do not have a valid passport but a temporary travel document?

No, unfortunately, you can not apply online if you do not have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity. Contact the nearest Kuwait embassy for more info.

What should I do if the data on the processed e-Visa does not match with that on my passport?

Data inconsistency between the e-Visa and your passport will render the e-Visa invalid. You will need to re-apply, making sure that the information matches exactly. If you find errors in your application, please inform us ASAP.

I am traveling with children. Do I need to create a separate application for them?

Each adult visitor to the Republic of Kuwait is required to submit e-Visa applications in their account. Parents can apply for their children from the parent’s account.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Kuwait

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Kuwait Tourism

In the recent past, people seem more and more eager to visit Arabic countries. The truth is that there are not so many restrictions, even though you still cannot go to Mecca or Medina if you are a non-Muslim. However, Kuwait has no such restrictions, and you can visit its cities anytime.

Even so, there are probably a few things that you should know before you get there. Going to a foreign country without researching its culture and habits may lead to insults that you did not even know existed. That is why some homework is needed. With that being said, take a look at a few things that you should know about Kuwait.

Even though Kuwait is an Arabic country, only about a third of the people who live there are Kuwaitis. That is because oil makes a huge part of the country’s economy, and many ex-pats work there. As a result, there is a lot of diversity, especially in large cities. To be honest, this has its advantages. At least you will never have trouble communicating since most people are fluent in English.

Chances are you are going to find some of your nationals there. It depends on where exactly you are going. Since this is an Arabic country we are talking about, you would think that there are restrictions as far as clothing is concerned.

However, that is not true. You will see that women take fashion very seriously. At the same time, some women take their religion very seriously, and they will keep their heads covered. Even so, nobody will say anything or look at you in a certain way if you are a woman and you are wearing tight jeans or a skirt.

Nonetheless, do try to be respectful and dress modestly. It is the right thing to do. Kuwait may not be as strict as other Arabic countries, but they still forbid the drinking of alcohol. Shortly, Kuwait is a dry country, and you cannot find alcoholic beverages anywhere.

You would be surprised to learn that not even hotels serve alcohol, which is possible even in Saudi Arabia. The point is that alcohol is non-existent, and you should not bring your own either. It is just plain disrespectful. As for when it is the best time to travel to Kuwait, you probably want to stay clear from their summer. The temperatures can reach up to 54 degrees, and no, that is not Fahrenheit but Celsius. 54 degrees Celsius is the equivalent of 129 Fahrenheit. You will most likely get baked.

Inside of every home and every other building has AC units, but sometimes the weather is so hot that they cannot handle the heat. Plus, you do not want to go on vacation only to stay inside all day long, right? You probably want to see the camel races and do all sorts of fun activities that are available in Kuwait. So, to answer your question about when is the best time to go to Kuwait, you should probably consider October through March. As for the customs in Kuwait, you will find some peculiar things.

For one, you should never accept a gift or take something with your left hand. You should not give a gift with your left hand either. It is considered unclean because it is destined for handling the bathroom duties. So, even if you are left-handed, refrain from using it as much as possible if you are accompanied by Kuwaitis. It is very common to get invited to someone’s home when you travel to Kuwait.

People are very hospitable and curious, which is why it is insulting to refuse. Even if you are in no mood for a home visit, you should at least pass by. You can take advantage of that time to learn about Kuwait’s culture and traditions. You will learn a lot of things, and some of them are pretty fascinating. When you get to Kuwait, do not be surprised if gas is cheaper than water. The country’s economy is 85% based on oil, so they have a lot of petroleum.

Plus, they live in a hot climate, so it makes sense that water is more expensive. As to that, one way to get around in Kuwait is by renting a car, which would be cheap as far as gas is concerned, but you should know that driving in this country is usually reckless, and you may end up paying for the car through no fault of your own.

Taxis are your best choice. When you are addressing someone in Kuwait, you should use their full name. So, if your name is John Michael Smith, Kuwaitis will use your full name. They will not leave a single name out. And neither should you. However, if you find that tedious and too long, you should ask permission before referring to someone using a single name. If permission is not granted, it is insulting to call them otherwise.

How you keep your legs when you talk to someone is also important. For example, you cannot have them crossed, and you should never show anyone the soles of your feet. Keep them on the ground at all times to avoid offending someone.

Lastly, if you see falcons everywhere, do not get alarmed. Chances are that every single falcon belongs to someone. People in Kuwait still have falcons, and they are very proud of this tradition. You should try some falconry as well. It is challenging but quite fascinating. Kuwait is one of those countries about which people have a lot of common misconceptions.

Yes, it is a religious country, but it is quite liberal. Other than that, people have an interesting culture, and everyone is so nice and friendly. You will feel welcomed there if you decide to go.

Plus, Kuwait is a rich country so you have plenty of opportunities to have some fun. You will enjoy yourself while there.