VISA

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEES AND RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. ALLOW MINIMUM TEN WORKING DAYS WHEN MAKING YOUR TRAVEL PLANS.

e-Visa (service)

Some nationals travelling Kuwait for a short visit (sightseeing/ business/official) can apply the entry visa online ahead of arrival in the country.
You can access the Kuwait Ministry of Interior’s website below to process the application. Please apply within one month from the departure date. If you apply more than one month ahead of departure date, the visa might be expired before your departure.
CLICK HERE

Visit Visa (sightseeing/ business)

Japanese nationals can apply the entry visa at the visa counter in Kuwait International Airport upon their arrival to Kuwait.

Diplomatic / Official VISA (Japanese passport holders)

Work Permit Visa (Japanese passport holders & Foreign Resident in Japan)

Please apply for your Work permit through your sponsor in Kuwait. As you receive the “ELECTRONIC VISA” from your sponsor in Kuwait, please bring the followings to the Embassy.

Family Visa (Japanese passport holders and Foreign residents in Japan)

Pick-up date

Business VISA / Diplomatic & Official VISA (for short stay) / Work Permit / Family VISA ・・・at least 2 working days later
Diplomatic & Official VISA (to be assigned for Japan Embassy in Kuwait) ・・・ approximately 10 days later
※All applicants are required to verify by phone if visa is ready prior to pick-up.

Application hours

Application: Mon-Thu. 10:00am-12:30pm
Receiving: Mon-Fri. 10:00am-12:30 pm
Please check the latest information on the “Notice Board” on the top page as Application/Receiving hours may change.