Kuwait City (Arabic: مدينة الكويت) is the capital and largest city of Kuwait. Located at the heart of the country on the shore of the Persian Gulf, and containing Kuwait’s National Assembly (parliament), most governmental offices, the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks, it is the indisputable political, cultural and economical cent.

From the countries listed below are eligible to apply for an eVisa for Kuwait.

Please note that travelers with residency in the GCC countries (Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates) can apply for an eVisa regardless of their nationality.

Kuwait eVisa Requirements by Nationality:

CanadaCzech RepublicDenmarkEstonia
GreeceHong KongHungaryIceland
IrelandItalyJapanSouth Korea
NetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPoland
PortugalRepublic of CyprusRomaniaSan Marino
SwedenSwitzerlandTurkeyThe United Kingdom
United StatesVatican CityVietnam

Americans can get an Online Visa to visit Kuwait by filing a form with their personal information and valid travel document information. The Kuwait Online visa is linked to your travel document (i.e., passport) and you must make sure that the information provided is an exact match to the information shown on the passport, which must be valid for at least 6 more months upon entering Kuwait. The Kuwait Online Visa is a single-entry visa and valid for 90 days.

Kuwait is probably one of the Gulf’s most intriguing destinations. This country is filled with museums, rich, authentic Arabic food, lively cities, and gorgeous beaches.

All Americans traveling to Kuwait for touristic purposes are required to hold a valid Kuwait online visa which is an electronic travel authorization.

Kuwait Visa Requirements for US Citizens

US citizens who are traveling to Kuwait require the following:

  • A valid US passport
  • A valid Kuwait Visa – online application available
  • Payment of visa fees

US citizens who stay longer than applied for are required to pay fines before leaving Kuwait.

US travelers who do not complete Kuwaiti exit procedures will pay a fine or can be imprisoned if they return and attempt to depart from the country.

How to apply for a Kuwait eVisa with an American passport?

The online visa application form for the Kuwait travel visa for US citizens takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

In order to fill out and complete the form, applicants are required to fill out their personal details including passport details and details of your Kuwait visit.

Personal details such as full name, address, date of birth, passport number and nationality must be 100% accurate, so ensure that you double check all details before submitting your Kuwait eVisa application. The expiry date on your passport also needs to be valid for a minimum of six months as of your entry date to Kuwait. A copy of the biometric page of your passport must be attached with the application form.

Once your visa is approved by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait, your travel visa for Kuwait will be sent to you by email. This should then be printed, ready for presentation at Kuwait border control and must also be kept on your person throughout your visit.


Contact Details for the Kuwaiti Embassy in the US

Website: http://www.kuwaitembassy.us
2940 Tilden Street NW,
DC 20008
Telephone: (+1) 202-966-0702

Kuwaiti Consulate

New York
Telephone: 212-973-4318

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