Kuwaiti passport

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Kuwaiti passport
Kuwaiti passport.jpg
The front cover of a Kuwaiti biometric passport
Issued by Kuwait
First issued2017, March 01[1] (current version)
EligibilityKuwaiti citizenship
Expiration5 / 10 years

The Kuwaiti passport (Arabic: جواز السفر الكويتي‎) is a passport document issued to citizens of Kuwait for international travel.


There are four types of Kuwaiti passports:

  1. Regular passport (blue cover): issued to citizens of Kuwait.
  2. Special passport (green cover): a special passport issued to the Kuwaiti ruling family, members of parliament and high-ranking government officials.
  3. Diplomatic passport (red cover): a diplomatic passport issued to diplomats serving in Kuwaiti embassies abroad and to high-ranking officials from the executive branch.
  4. 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.

Visa requirements[edit]

In June 2019, Kuwaiti citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 98 countries and territories, ranking the Kuwaiti passport 44th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

Countries and territories with visa-free or visa on arrival entry for holders of regular Kuwaiti passports

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]