Expats From 53 Countries And Professionals From GCC Can Apply For Tourist Visa
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To keep up with the latest global system and to modernize and develop e-service to ease the service to the public, the Ministry of Interior has updated the e-visa system for issuing tourist visas and paying fees.

The MOI stated in a press statement that the system has been updated to issue tourist visas through the MOI website for 53 countries whose nationals are allowed to obtain this type of visa.

GCC residents (Expats) who has residency for more than 6 months in one of the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman) and who hold professions as per the Ministerial Resolution no. 220 of 2008 such as

Consultants
Doctors
Engineers
Lawyers
Judges & Members of Public Prosecution
University Teachers
Press & Media Staff
Pilots
System Analysts & Computer Programmers
Managers
Businessmen
Diplomatic Corps
University Graduates – Owners, Managers and Representatives of Commercial Companies and Establishments as well as
Saudi Premium residence holders can apply for e-visa through MOI website.

(below is the list of nationals who are vaccinated and can apply for e-visa)

List of 53 countries who can apply for tourist e-visa

ANDORRA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
BHUTAN
BRUNEI
BULGARIA
CAMBODIA
CANADA
CROATIA
CYPRUS
CZECH
DENMARK
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GREECE
HUNGARY
ICELAND
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
LAOS
LATVIA
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MALAYSIA
MALTA
MONACO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
NORWAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
The People’s Republic of China – HONG KONG
TURKEY
UKRAINE
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
VATICAN

Guidelines/Rules

Upon arrival, a visa fee of 3KD may apply after obtaining the visa at the border entry point
The validity of the passport must exceed six months when applying for e-Visa
A tourist visa is valid to enter Kuwait State within a month from its issuance for a single entry
A tourist visa allows its holder a temporary stay for a maximum of 3 months starting from the entry date, therefore he must leave the country before its expiration.
The tourist visa holder is not allowed to work in the country and in case he/she is caught they will be subjected to the legal accountability.
A visitor who overstays the permitted period will be fined and subjected to legal accountability that may extend to disqualifying him from issuing visa in the future.
The submitted applications will be responded to during working days within official working hours. This does not include weekends in Kuwait (Friday and Saturday) and public holidays.
Status of visa application will be informed via email once tourist e-Visa application has been approved or declined.

 

 

 

SOURCE  ARABTIMES

25 Nov, 2021 2235
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