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The front cover of a Kuwaiti biometric passport
|Date first issued||2017, March 01 (current version)|
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Kuwaiti citizenship|
|Expiration||5 / 10 years|
There are four types of Kuwaiti passports:
- Regular passport (blue cover): issued to citizens of Kuwait.
- Special passport (green cover): a special passport issued to the Kuwaiti ruling family, members of parliament and high-ranking government officials.
- Diplomatic passport (red cover): a diplomatic passport issued to diplomats serving in Kuwaiti embassies abroad and to high-ranking officials from the executive branch.
- Article 17 passport (gray cover): a passport issued to the stateless or bedoon population in Kuwait for international travel. This passport does not hold the same visa requirements as the regular Kuwaiti passport.
In September 2018, Kuwaiti citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 94 countries and territories, ranking the Kuwaiti passport 45th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.
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