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In a move to ensure enhanced convenience for Chinese visa applicants, the Chinese Embassy in Kuwait has extended the exemption from fingerprint collection for visa applicants. According to Wego‘s reports, the exemption, which has been effective from 10 August 2023, will remain so until 31 December 2024. During this period, eligible applicants for single or double-entry visas for various purposes, including business, tourism, family visits, transit, and crew members, will be exempt from the mandatory fingerprint collection process.


This decision is set to streamline and expedite the visa application process, providing a more convenient experience for those seeking entry to China for the mentioned purposes. The exemption underscores the diplomatic efforts to foster stronger ties between China and Kuwait and promote increased people-to-people exchanges.

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this temporary exemption, which facilitates a smoother application process. For further assistance and information, individuals may contact the embassy through the following: