Yes - A visa is required for travel to Kuwait

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A valid passport and visa are required to work in Kuwait.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for a minimum of two years. The passport must have at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.


Kuwait Visa Application Form:

One signed Kuwait visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

A handwritten letter of intent outlining the applicant’s purpose of travel to Kuwait, the length of intended stay in Kuwait, name of places to be visited, contact information in country, and accommodation information.


Criminal Record:

FBI Issued Police Clearance. This document must be dated after the work permit and will need to be legalized through the US Department of State and Consulate. If the FBI summary includes any criminal activity, a handwritten letter of explanation must also be provided.
Please note: it may take up to approximately one month to obtain the summary from the FBI.


Medical Requirements:

Original Health Certificate stamped by a medical doctor certifying that the patient is in good health and free from contagious diseases. In addition, negative lab results for HIV (AIDS test), hepatitis B and C, malaria, filariasis, syphilis and a chest X-Ray for tuberculosis.


Other Requirements:

Original Employment Contract.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Kuwait Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Processing Time:

Kuwait Visas are usually processed in up to 3 weeks, depending on approval received from Kuwait. Rush service may be available under certain circumstances, at the discretion of the consulate if approval is received.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Kuwait

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Kuwaiti Visa

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266