Kuwait Visa Information: Requirements, How To Apply

By Jessica Iwu

28 July 2017

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A small yet economically vibrant country, The state of Kuwait is in Western Asia. It shares a border with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kuwait has the highest currency unit in the world - Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD). The largest city in Kuwait is the Kuwait city, and it is also the country's capital. Arabic the official language in Kuwait, however, English is the business language and is widely understood. To get a Kuwait visa, you might find the following information helpful.

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Kuwait Visas

Types of Kuwait Visas

Nigerians who want to go to Kuwait have to first know what type of visa they need. There are several types of visas, and they are dependent on the purpose of travel. The visa types include:

Visit Visa

Kuwait visas, Given to two categories of people including - persons with business intents and those who intend to visit relatives in Kuwait. Sponsorship by a Kuwait company is needed by the applicant for business purposes. Invitation letter from relatives in Kuwait is needed by persons visiting relatives. Multiple entry visit visas allow applicants to gain entry into Kuwait for a number of times within a year.

Residence Visa

Issued persons who want to live in Kuwait. These visas require applicants to have a sponsor who must be resident in Kuwait. The three categories of residence visas include domestic, work and family (dependent) visa.

Residence Visa: Family

Family visas allow a male resident of Kuwait to bring his family (wife and children) over to live with him. No sponsorship allowed for husbands or sons above 21 years of age. Sponsors have to declare that they will support the dependent throughout his stay in Kuwait.

Residence Visa: Work

Issued to persons offered employment by a Kuwait company.? Kuwait employer applies for the visa at the Ministry of Social affair and Labour. The employer would need to present his passport and a no-objection certificate or NOC from the General Administration of Criminal Investigation at the Ministry of Interior.

Residence Visa: Domestic

Kuwait expatriates who need domestic servants(from foreign countries) can apply for the Domestic visa. Expatriates bore the rigors of applications.

Transit Visa

Issued to persons who to go through Kuwait to another country. This visa is valid for at most 7 days from the date of issuance. The criterion for the transit visa is that the applicant must show his/her visa to the next country. kuwait visa

Kuwait Visa Requirements

Regardless of the visa type, documents required include:
  • Valid Nigerian passport valid for a minimum of 2 years. The passport must have at least 1 blank passport page for visa stickers
  • Kuwait visa application form
  • 2 x 2 passport-sized photograph
  • A handwritten letter explaining the purpose of travel, the intended length of stay, and itineraries.
  • Issued Police Clearance
  • Valid health certificate showing that the applicant is in good health.
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How to Apply for a Kuwait Visa

For Nigerians applying for a tourist visa, it might be necessary to request that the hotel where you would stay, act as your sponsor. To request this service, you must send your travel itinerary and passport details by fax. The visa would be picked up at your point of entry before you depart. All the documents should be provided, and the application form should be properly filled. There are steps that should be followed in order to achieve this. The application is incomplete without the payment of the application fee. It is, however, necessary to ensure that the fee is paid at the right time and through the right channel. Kuwait

Frequently Asked Questions

How and Where to Pay Kuwait Visa Fees

Paid to the Consulate.

How to Submit Visa Application

Application together with the supporting documents are to be submitted to the visa application centres.

Kuwait Visa Processing Time

Depending on approval received from Kuwait, Visa processing takes up to 3 weeks.

Address and Location of the Kuwait Embassy in Nigeria

Address: 3501 Ganges St., off Alvan Ikoku Way Maitama District, Abuja Nigeria Telephone: (09) 413.5247

call 09024097929 to book a flight

Other visa application to apply for include...

Qatar Visa

Qatar is an independent state in the Arabian Gulf with Doha as its capital city. It is on the continent of Asia. It has a progressive economy and it?s one of the world?s most important producers of oil and gas. Nigerians?interested in going to Qatar would need to have the following information as described in the blog post.

Dubai Visa

The capital of one of the 7 United Arab Emirates is Dubai. It is also the second largest and most visited city in the?country. This beautiful country is in Southwest Asia, and the predominant language is English. However, Arabic is the official language of the UAE. Visitors from Nigeria would need a Dubai Visa in order to gain entry into the city, and it is necessary that they first understand the available visa types.

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Chigozirim Emmanuel

04 May 2020


I believe I'll be there someday..

Alex Adegbite

29 October 2020

I we like to use the rest of my life with my family in Kuwait


12 January 2020


So interested of this ,, I will be glade to be one of Kuwait resident


24 November 2022



07 October 2020

Me too


23 August 2019


So intresting, i wish i could be in one of this beautiful countries but mostly Kuwait dinar. I will be so glad