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CONSULAR SERVICES

Please visit the website www.kuwaitiah.net/ministry.html for general information on visa regulations, which includes:

-          Visit visa

-          Residence visa

-          Civil Identity Card

-          Working in Kuwait

-          Private Sector Labor

 

I/ VISA APPLICATION:

Tourist and business visa:

Following documents should be submitted to the Consulate General by the applicant:

     1.      Entry Permit issued by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait (the origin)

     2.      Original Passport (at least six-month in validity)

     3.      Visa fee (as regulated in Consular Services Fee)

Citizens of other GCC’s states have a right to enter and live in Kuwait without undergoing any particular formalities.

Kuwait will grant entry visas upon arrival to citizens of the following countries as decided by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait.

Among those that will benefit are nationals from: 

1.      USA

2.      UK

3.      France

4.      Italy

5.      Germany

6.      Canada

7.      Australia

8.      New Zealand

9.      Japan

10.  The Netherlands

11.  Belgium

12.  Luxembourg

13.  Switzerland

14.  Austria

15.  Sweden

16.  Norway

17.  Denmark

18.  Portugal

19.  Ireland

20.  Greece

21.  Finland

22.  Spain

23.  Monaco

24.  The Vatican

25.  Iceland

26.  Andorra

27.  San Marino

28.  Liechtenstein

29.  Brunei

30.  Singapore

31.  Malaysia

32.  Hong Kong

33.  South Korea

34.  Latvia

35.  Laos

36.  Myanmar

37.  Malta

38.  Hungary

39.  Slovenia

40.  Swaziland

41.  Slovakia

42.  Vietnam

43.  Cambodia

44.  Czech Republic

45.  Cyprus Republic

46.  Romania

47.  Georgia       

48.  Poland

49.  Bhutan

50.  Bulgaria

51.  Estonia

52.  Lithuania

The Consulate General, however, strongly recommends applicants to get their visas before departure, in order to avoid any unexpected circumstances at the airport.

Visa for working:

Documents should be submitted to the Consulate General by the applicant:

    1.      Permit issued by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait (the origin)

    2.      Original Passport ( at least six-month in validity)

    3.      Certificate of Justice Record

    4.      Health Certificate

    5.      Diploma(s)

    6.      01 photo (4x6cm)

    7.      Copy of airplane ticket booking (if any)

    8.      Visa fee and legalization fee for related papers (as regulated in Consular Services Fee)

Note:

- Visit visa and entry permit normally are valid for entry within 90 days from the date of issue and then for a stay of 30 days only after the entry.

- A visit to Kuwait should be sponsored by a Kuwaiti individual, a company, or a resident foreigner who is relative of the visitor while he or she is in Kuwait.

- For other purposes of visit, the duration of stay and its visa validity will be only approved by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Kuwait in the entry permit.

- To qualified application, visa will be issued within 7 working days.

 

II/ LEGALIZATION:

Please refer to the Consular Services Fee below, which is being applied and paid in Vietnam Dong, for each type of work.

 

 

CONSULAR SERVICES FEE

                                                                                    1 KWD = VND 100,000

 

 

No.

 

Type of  Work

 

Unit (time)

 

Fee (KWD)

 

Note

 

1

 

Visa for Worker

1

10

 

 

2

 

Visa for Expert

1

 

 

 

3

 

Visa for Tourist/Business Purpose

1

5

 

 

4

 

Transit Visa

1

 

 

 

5

 

Multiple  Entry Visa

1

 

 

 

6

 

Travel and Visit Permit with Tax

1

 

 

 

7

 

Transit Permit with Tax

1

 

 

 

8

 

Travel and Visit Permit without Tax

1

 

 

 

9

 

Transit Permit without Tax

1

 

 

 

10

 

Legalizing Certificate of Origin (C/O)

1

15

 

 

11

 

Legalizing Manifest (M)

1

15

 

 

12

 

Legalizing Commercial Invoice (CI)

1

10

 

 

13

 

Legalizing Business Contract

1

5

 

 

14

 

Legalizing Power of Attorney & Common Certificate

1

5

 

 

15

 

Legalizing Education Certificate

1

5

 

 

16

 

Legalizing Marriage Certificate

1

5

 

 

17

 

Legalizing Birth Certificate

1

5

 

 

18

 

Granting Emergency Travel Certificate

1

10

 

 

19

 

Legalizing Medical Certificate (H)

1

5

 

 

20

 

Legalizing Death Certificate

1

5

 

 

21

 

Legalizing Working Experiences

1

5

 

 

22

 

Granting Good Conduct Certificate

1

5

 

 

23

 

Legalizing Investment Certificate

1

15

 

 

- For sea route exporting goods, documents are required for legalization includes: C/O, Commercial Invoice, Health Certificate and Radiation Certificate

01 set

VND 3,500,000

- For air route exporting goods, documents are required for legalization includes: C/O, Commercial Invoice, Airway Bill and Health Certificate

01 set

VND 4,000,000

- Legalization for each extra copy and/or other type of documents

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As regulated Consular Services Fee

- Legalization of Agent Agreement/Agent Authorization: documents should be submitted by the executive of the company or organization (Chairman/Vice Chairman/General Director) or authorized person together with his/her valid Identification, letter of authorization and includes:

 

 * For the authorizer:

1. The following papers should be translated into English and notarized by the Notary Public’s Chamber; legalized by the Foreign Affairs:

- Certificate of Business Registration.

- Certification of registered trademark/brand.

- Letter of Authorization.

2. A Notice sent to the Consulate General to inform about the Agent Authorization.

3. Agent Agreement/Agent Authorization in English signed between the authorizer and the Agent-to-be, then being certified & legalized by the Notary Public’s Chamber;  Ministry of Trade, VCCI (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Foreign Affairs.

 

 

* For the Agent-to-be in abroad:

1. Notarized copy of Certification of Business Registration.

2. A Notice sent to the Authorizer in Vietnam to agree on the Agent Authorization.

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As regulated Consular Services Fee for each kind of document.

 

Note:

- Legalization result will be done within 3 working days.