Friday, September 10, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Kuwait

AsiaKuwaitVisa & Passport Requirements for Kuwait
Visa restrictions
Citizens of Israel and those with Israeli stamps and/or visas will be denied entry.

Visas on arrival are available to citizens of 35 countries at Kuwait’s airport and land borders. The on-arrival visa is authorized for a single entrance for up to three months and costs KD three + KD three for “stamping” (visa and stamping fee not required for Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK and US, only one fee [3 KD] required for Germany). Among the 35 countries are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Norway,Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea,Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vatican City.

All other nationalities need advance visas, which are obtained via an invitation from a sponsor in Kuwait. Invitations may be obtained through Kuwait Airways offices and large hotels, although the procedure might take up to a week and may include a charge.

Visitors should be aware that alcohol and pork are illegal in the nation and cannot be brought. If you bring either of these items into the country, they will be seized at the airport, and you may face penalties for trying to import these prohibited items. On arrival, your baggage will be X-rayed and/or hand-searched.