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How To Apply For a Kuwait Visa

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Many people don’t even consider Kuwait as a travel destination and many people who do think about traveling to Kuwait don’t do it because they wrongly think that the visa process is difficult. The truth is that applying for a visa to enter this beautiful country is simple and can be done completely online. You can apply for a Kuwait visa from the comfort of your own home, all you need is your passport information and the answers to some personal questions. A visa is required by all visitors to Kuwait, except GCC nationals (nationals of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.) Once you have submitted your application all you need to do is wait and your visa approval will be with you shortly. Being able to do your visa application online will save you a lot of time and if you don’t happen to live in a city with a Kuwait Embassy, also the hassle and cost of getting there.

Kuwait Towers

You must hold a visa before you start your journey to Kuwait, if you don’t, you risk being denied entry at the border and even denied boarding to your flight. To ensure that you have your visa and will be able to enter the country without any problems, you should apply well in advance of your travel dates. Make sure you have a valid passport with a minimum of six months prior to expiration date.

It doesn’t take much time and you can even pay the fee online using many common payment methods. Once you have submitted your payment and your forms, you wait for approval. Since not every process is the same and depends on your personal case, it is advised to apply for your visa as early as possible.

The (Masjid Al-Kabir) of Kuwait

You can even apply for a Kuwaiti visa from your smartphone, because the website is compatible with mobile devices. Many people seek the help of third party services and independent visa experts, but this is not necessary since the online visa application is easy to fill out.

Having the ability to complete your visa application online makes organizing a trip to Kuwait so much easier. Once you have received your approval, you can get on the plane and get to know the wonders of Kuwait.

Kuwait City skyline

If you are considering visiting Kuwait, check out WorldNomad’s Essential Guide on How To Stay Safe In Kuwait. This guide is especially helpful with regards to local customs and etiquette as well as local laws.

Photo Credit: All images used under Flickr’s Creative Commons Licensing Program. (1) Kuwait Towers by Snap; (2) Masjid Al-Kabir by Khalid Almasoud; (3) Kuwait City Skyline by Francisco Anzola

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