Visa policy of Kuwait

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Visitors to Kuwait must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival.[1] All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Kuwait

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Kuwait and may use National ID Cards to enter the country:

Holders of diplomatic or official passports of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, China,[7] Egypt, Ireland, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam and just diplomatic passports of Armenia, Italy and Spain also do not require a visa.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following 53 countries and territories may obtain a visa valid for 3 months on arrival to Kuwait if arriving by air:[8]

1 - Except Croatia.

Passengers arriving by sea or land must obtain visa in advance.[9]

Entry ban[edit]

Nationals of  Afghanistan,  Iran,  Iraq,  Syria and  Yemen are barred from entering Kuwait due to "difficult security conditions" in those countries.[10] Citizens of  Bangladesh are also barred from entering Kuwait. Citizens of  Pakistan are only issued issuing family and commercial visas.[11]

Additionally entry and transit is refused to Israel Israeli citizens, even if not leaving the aircraft and proceeding by the same flight.[12]


  1. ^ "Visa Information - Kuwait". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
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  7. ^ Including normal passports endorsed for public affairs.
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  9. ^ Kuwait
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  11. ^ "Family Visas Before Lifting Total Ban". Arab Times. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
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