How to get on Arrival Visa at Kuwait Airport?

If you are the holder of a GCC Residence Permit, you can easily get an arrival visa at Kuwait Airport. GCC Residence permit holders can get on arrival visas of all the GCC countries except Saudi Arabia.

However, Saudi Iqama Holders enjoy this liberty of having on-arrival visas of Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait as well. Today, we shall be explaining the detailed Procedure to get on Arrival Visa at Kuwait Airport for GCC Residents.

1-The most important requirement to issue on arrival visa at Kuwait Airport is to have an eligible profession on your Iqama or residence permit. Kuwait government issues on arrival visa to only 20 professions listed below.

2-If you are national of any of the below mentioned 52 countries, you don’t have to worry about anything. You can get on arrival visa at Kuwait Airport even without showing your Iqama or Residence Permit.

3-Iqama or GCC Residence permit holder will have to fill a form for on arrival visa at Kuwait Airport. This form is available at Maraheb Services at Airport.

4-Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry

5-Iqama or GCC Residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of Entry

6-Passenger must be having return ticket

7-Passenger should not be blacklisted from entering to Kuwait

8-Passenger must register his residence address in Kuwait at the time of entry. This can be your hotel address as well.

9-The Fee for the On-Arrival Visa at Kuwait Airport is KD 3.00 per passport. (SR 37)

Ilyas Qasim Khan: I just want to inform you that recently I tried to go Kuwait on Pakistani Passport. While doing that I was really surprised to see that Kuwaiti immigration office told me that Pakistanis are not been able to get a visa on arrival even they are GCC residents.

They gave me a paper to go through the return process. Attached is the document for your information and advice to all GCC residents Pakistanis that Kuwait will not give visa on arrival.

Professions Eligible for On Arrival Visa at Kuwait Airport

ConsultantMembers of Public ProsecutionUniversity TeacherJournalist
PilotSystem AnalystPharmacistComputer Programmer
BusinessmanBusinessman Owners Managers & Representative of Commercial Companies & Establishments
Judge,Press & Media StaffManagerUniversity Graduates

52 Countries with On Arrival Visa at Kuwait Airport

The United States of AmericaJapanNetherlandsBelgium
The United KingdomLuxembourgSwitzerlandAustria
AustraliaSan MarinoLiechtenstein Malaysia
New ZealandBrunei SingaporeHong Kong
South KoreaBhutan PolandGeorgia
Turkey BulgariaRomaniaRomania

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.