Find the right Kuwait Visa for your trip with price, requirements, and application time

Having to get a visa to Kuwait takes all the fun out of traveling.
We are here to get it back. Just apply online below and let us do the rest

Your travel destination 
Visa type
Visa Validity
Your citizenship
living in
Need help?Chat with us
Call us 7 days a week:  Call us 7 days a week: 
Call us 7 days a week

Call us FREE

7 days a week
Short-term travel visas
Long-term visas & Immigration

Kuwait Visa Type

There are three types of online visas for Kuwait: tourist, transit, and business. 

These visas are designed for different purposes, and you can apply for any one of them with VisaHQ. We review their unique features and requirements in this section so you have a good idea of what you need to complete your application.

Apply online
Mail documents
Receive a visa
Expert in Kuwait visa services since 2003, VisaHQ is a private visa agency, not affiliated with the government of Kuwait. VisaHQ provides expediting services for visa to Kuwait and charges a service fee. See how we compare in the 90 seconds video 
  • r
    Tourist visa
  • r
    Business visa
A visa is required for this destination.

    Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

    A visa is not required for this destination.

    Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for Tourist visa

    Additional steps you may take:
    • Check the current validity of your passport and the availability of blank visa pages

    • Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Kuwait

      Take advantage of our extensive embassy and consular database to find the nearest one. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.

    Additional information
      • Check visa

      Kuwait Visa Policy

      Kuwait is a Middle Eastern kingdom that attracts millions of visitors per annum, most of whom visit with valid visas. According to the current visa policy of the country, most visitors must get visas before they are allowed into the country unless they are from visa-exempt countries or eligible for a visa on arrival. 

      Furthermore, they must have a passport that will stay valid for the next 6 months, but this requirement is not mandatory for citizens from GCC countries.

      Kuwait Visa Exemption

      Kuwait Visa-free countries that make the exemption list are fellow Gulf Cooperation Council countries whose citizens can visit without visas and passports, only ID cards. They are

      • Bahrain – Qatar – Oman – United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia

      Only citizens from these countries can enter Kuwait without visas. If you are not a citizen of any of the above GCC countries you will need to apply to a Kuwait foreign office for a visa.

      Note: Visa policies change periodically so some more countries may be added to the list visa exempt list in future.

      Diplomatic/Official Passport Visa Free Entry

      Holders of official or diplomatic passports issued by the selected countries can enter Kuwait to perform official assignments on behalf of their government or for private organizations or NGOs.

      Visa On Arrival/e Visa

      Kuwait’s visa-on-arrival policy is designed for visitors from selected countries who will get visas once they arrive at the airport. These visitors only need to hold valid passports issued by their home government.  Once they arrive at Kuwait International Airport, the immigration officers at the arrival terminal will issue them a visa on arrival form to fill and will exchange the form with a valid visa. Holders of this visa can enter and stay in Kuwait for 30-90 days depending on their nationality.

      Note: Citizens of Israel are banned from entering or traveling through Kuwait. This ban may be dropped at some point if both countries establish diplomatic relations in future but for now, persons with Israeli passports are not allowed into the Kingdom of Kuwait unless they are special envoys of the Israeli government.

      Key Information About The Kuwait e Visa

      There are a few things to bear in mind before applying for this visa, and we discuss them below.

      Use Approved Routes: Although the visa allows for entry into Kuwait, you must use the approved routes. For instance, transit visitors can only enter and exit Kuwait through the airport. If you use an unapproved route, you may be denied entry.

      Not For Resident or Work: This visa is not for work or permanent residency. The government allows foreign nationals who meet certain qualifications to work or settle in the country, but this is only possible if they have a work or residency visa. 

      While an e-visa cannot qualify you for both, you can apply to the Kuwait embassy or consulate near you to get the visa. If you have secured a job in the country, your new employer can also help you with the process.

      Valid Passport: Before you apply, make sure your passport meets the required conditions of 6 months. When evaluating your passport, you must count six months from the day you apply for the visa. If your passport will expire sooner, consider getting a new one before you apply. You should also travel with the same passport, not a different one, as the visa is linked.

      Obey The Laws And Respect The Culture: Kuwait is a strictly conservative society founded on Islamic values, which may be odd for foreigners who are not from Muslim-majority countries. During your time in the country, make sure you respect the local culture and traditions at all times. Alcohol consumption in public is banned, and drug trafficking attracts capital punishment. 

      To better prepare yourself for the trip, you want to learn a thing or two about the culture and traditions of the people.

      Traveling With Minors: If you are traveling with minors, you will need to submit additional documents to prove that you are the parent or legal guardian. Parents must provide original copies of birth certificates, while guardians must provide proof of parental consent in the form of a notarized letter.

      Non-Refundable Fee: The application fee for the visa is payable with your credit or debit card, not with cash. Also important to note is that this fee is not refundable and does not guarantee that your visa application will be approved. The fee is only meant for processing and nothing else.

      Immigration Officers: The immigration officers at the entry port will ask to see your documents and will also demand answers as to why you wish to visit Kuwait. Make sure you answer honestly and clearly, as they have the right to deny visitors entry even if they hold visas.

      Kuwait Visa Online – Get your Kuwait e-Visa with VisaHQ

      If you are planning a short trip to Kuwait, you don’t have to visit the embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa if you are eligible for an electronic visa. VisaHQ offers you the opportunity to apply online and get your application approved within a few days. You can apply for it from the comfort of your home using our secure platform.

      How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ

      If you want to apply for a visa for Kuwait with VisaHQ, you will need to do the following.

      Complete The Application Form: The first thing you must do is complete the application form on the website. You must choose the visa you want, then take your time to carefully fill out the sections. 

      You must provide your full name as they appear on your passport, your passport information like the number, issue, expiry date, and travel information, including your entry and departure date.

      Attach The Documents: You must upload copies of your documents. Bear in mind that the authorities will review each one, so make sure they are valid and match the information on the application form. Also, note that only valid and correct documents will be accepted. Once you are done with the form, submit it for processing.

      Get Your e-Visa: In 3 days or less, the e-visa will be ready and forwarded to your email if you meet the requirements. Open your email and print out the visa for your trip. Although it is already linked to your passport, it is safe to travel with it in case of emergencies.

      Why Use VisaHQ?

      VisaHQ is a trusted online platform for visa applicants, and for years, many have used our resources to forward their documents to authorities for visa approvals, and you can do the same. Our application process is very easy, and you can do it yourself instead of relying on middlemen to help you. We have an extensive network of experts in six countries and across two continents who are willing to provide you with the support you need to expedite your application.

      When you choose VisaHQ, you get the following.

      • Speedy application approval
      • Technical support
      • Safe and secure application
      • Save your documents for reuse in future
      • Apply for multiple applications
      • Track your Application Status

      Kuwait COVID-19 travel restrictions

      • Entry is open
        All travel restrictions that were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted by the Kuwaiti authorities.
        Prior to arrival restrictions
        Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
        Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.

      Find us near you

      To apply for Kuwait visa in
      • New Delhi
        VisaHQ India
        Office no. 817, 8th Floor, Indraprakash Building
        Barakhamba Road
        New Delhi 110001
        011 4122 9300011 4122 9300
        Working Hours
        For visits: Monday — Friday, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
      • Mumbai, MH
        VisaHQ India
        VisaHQ Services India Private Limited
        Maker Chamber V Office No 221 Nariman Point
        Mumbai, MH 400021
        022 6108 7474022 6108 7474
        Working Hours
        For visits: Monday — Friday, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
      • Chennai, TN
        VisaHQ India
        Kaya Visa Services Private Limited
        No.18./59A.off No.2, 2nd Floor
        Asha Mansion, Montieth Road, Egmore
        044 4860 6018044 4860 6018
      • Chennai

      To read about Kuwait Visas

      Other available visas to Kuwait
      Other requirements for Kuwait visas

      Frequently Asked Questions about Kuwait visa

          Kuwait Embassy list in United States of America

          Kuwait Customs

          Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
              Kuwaiti Customs contact information
              For further assistance please contact the Kuwaiti Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

              • Phone

              For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Kuwaiti Embassy.


              Whooops! Server is in the spirit world.
              Please, try again later

              Refresh the page