Kuwait: Suspension of Select Visa Categories

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • The government of Kuwait suspended the issuance of visit visas, family visas, and tourism visas as of 26 June 2022  


The government of Kuwait temporarily suspended the issuance of select visit visa categories on 26 June 2022. The suspension will apply to entry visit visas and family member or tourist visas. Previously issued visa types under these categories will remain valid and holders will still be permitted to enter the country.   

What are the Changes?  

On 26 June 2022, the government of Kuwait suspended the issuance of entry visit visas, tourism and family visas. The government stated that the suspension is in preparation of a new system for those interested in working in Kuwait.  

Looking Ahead  

The government of Kuwait has not yet announced how long the suspension will remain in place. Continue to check the government of Kuwait’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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