Kuwait Visa for Pakistani
Kuwait generally requires a visa for Pakistani citizens to enter the country as tourists. To apply for a Kuwait tourist visa as a Pakistani citizen in 2023, you will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete the online visa application form and pay the visa fee.
- Provide a valid Pakistani passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining from the date of entry into Kuwait.
- Provide a copy of your return flight ticket or travel itinerary.
- Provide proof of accommodation in Kuwait, such as a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a sponsor.
- Provide proof of financial means, such as bank statement or salary certificate.
- Provide a police clearance certificate (PCC) from National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)
- Submit the required documents to the Kuwait embassy or consulate in Pakistan.
- Attend a personal interview if required
- Wait for a decision on your application. Processing times can vary depending on the embassy or consulate where you applied.
It is important to note that the requirements and process may change depending on the embassy or consulate you apply to and your personal circumstances. It’s always better to check with Kuwait embassy in Pakistan or consult with a visa agency for the most up-to-date information and requirements.
Kuwait Visa Categories
Following are some categories for a Kuwait visa:
- Visit Visa
- Residence Visa
Kuwait Visit Visa for Pakistanis
A company or a resident of Kuwait can sponsor your visa. If you want to visit Kuwait for the purpose of traveling or visiting family, you need to fulfill the following requirements:
- A valid passport which must be valid for 6 months and its photocopy
- A completely filled visa application form
- Two recent passport size photographs
- A health document
- Vaccination certificate which shows that the last dose of vaccine was taken 14 days before departure
- Bank statement
- Hotel bookings
- Travel itinerary
- Travel bookings
How Much Does the Kuwait Visit Visa Cost?
At the time of writing, the cost of a family visit visa was 3 Kuwaiti dinar (KD).
How Long Is the Visa Valid for?
You can use a Kuwait visit visa to enter within 90 days of its issue date. Visitors can stay for upto 30 days straight in the country.
Kuwait Residence Visa
There are multiple reasons as to why people want to apply for a residency in Kuwait. While some are working in the country, others want to bring their family to live with them.
There are three types of Kuwait residence visa – work visa, dependent visa and domestic visa.
Work visa, also known as Iqama, is a residence permit granted to people who work in either the public or a private sector. To obtain an Iqama in Kuwait, you need to first accept an employment offer.
Some requirements for a Kuwait work visa for Pakistanis are as follows:
- A valid passport
- Completed visa application form issued by the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- HIV test
- Passport size photograph
- Police clearance certificate showing no criminal record
- A health certificate from a local physician which certifies that the applicant is free from any contagious disease and is in good health
If someone is on a visit visa and they accept the employment, they have to leave the country and return on their work visa.
Once a man gets a residency in Kuwait, he can bring his wife and children to live with them. To do that, it is mandatory for the employee to earn at least 450 KD every month in case he is applying for a 17-visa. However, in case of an 18-visa, he should be earning 650 KD every month.
If both a man and his wife work in Kuwait, they can sponsor their children; however, their combined salary should be more than 350 KD a month.
There are a few limitations for this visa type:
- A wife cannot sponsor her husband
- You cannot sponsor your son who is 21 years old or above, whereas you can sponsor adult daughters and parents
- Dependent family members are not allowed to work until and unless they have a Kuwait work visa.
Some requirements for the dependent visa include the following:
- A copy of the dependant’s passport
- A complete visa application form
- Passport size photographs
- Copy of his civil ID
- Salary certificate of the sponsor
- Original Kuwait Family Visa permit letter
- Health report approved by the country’s physician within the last two months
- A letter from the physician confirming the necessary immunization for children (This is valid only for children who are below the age of 18 years)
- An authenticated copy of a marriage or child birth certificate from the sponsor’s country of origin
How Much Does the Dependent Visa Cost?
At the time of writing, the cost of dependent visa was as follows:
Private Sector Employees:
100 KD per person in the first year for wife and the first two borns
200 KD per person for the remaining kids
Public Sector Employees:
10 KD per person in the first year for wife and the first two borns
100 KD per person for the remaining children
10 KD per person for the sponsor’s wife and children
200 KD per person for sponsor’s in-laws or parents
Domestic Servant Visa
A domestic servant visa is issued to an employee’s full-time servant who has to come from another country. The resident will sponsor this visa.
Some conditions for applying for a domestic servant visa are as follows:
- If you are hiring a female servant, your wife should be living with you
- Age limit for servants is between 20-50 years
- This visa type does not apply to your immediate family members or relatives
Note: There are no salary requirements if both husband and wife are working and if the family includes children.
Some requirements for a domestic servant visa include:
- Salary certificates of sponsor and his wife
- Photocopy of sponsor and his wife’s passports
- Photocopy of sponsor and his wife’s civil ID
- Photocopy of servant’s work contract
- Photocopy of house rental agreement
- Proof of ages of children (photocopy of passport or local birth certificate)
How Much Does the Domestic Servant Visa Cost?
The servant has to pay a residence fee of 200 KD in the first year and KD 10 in the upcoming years.