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Updated January 2023

After almost two years of suspension, as announced by the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Residency Affairs Sector, an issuance of instructions within the next few days to resume the issuance of family visit visas will be released. The Kuwait family visit visa allows the immediate family members and other relatives who reside in other countries to visit their family members living in Kuwait.

Keep reading to know more about the Kuwait family visit visa, its price, minimum salary, documents required, application process and more.

Kuwait family visit visa 2023 news and update

After almost two years of suspension, as announced by the Ministry of Interior, represented by the Residency Affairs Sector, an issuance of instructions within the next few days to resume the issuance of family visit visas will be released.

As indicated by the sources, “The first stage will cover children, after which the process of allowing wives, mothers and fathers to join their families in the country will gradually begin, based on the criteria to be determined by the ministry.” Additionally, the salary cap of the sponsor has to be KWD 500 (USD 1,631) per month.

Moreover, the sources also stated that the salary cap for infants and for humanitarian considerations is NOT applied, and the timing of the opening of the visit and the dependent visas and others is not known. Furthermore, the salary condition might be subject to change, especially since there is a study that was submitted according to which it is raised salary cap.

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Kuwait family visit visa 2023 rules

The Kuwait family visit visa can be issued to immediate family members and other relatives who reside in other countries and wish to visit their family members living in Kuwait. This type of visa has no eligibility criteria.  As long as the traveller has proof of relationship, they can visit the Gulf state with their Kuwait Visit Visa.

Kuwait family visit visa documents required

Here are some of the documents required to be submitted for the issuance of the Kuwait family visit visa:

  • Required visit application.
  • Copy of the visitor’s passport valid for 6 months or more after applying.
  • One passport-sized photo (recently taken + white background).
  • Proof of kinship. Please note that certificates issued from the Embassy Department are not counted.
  • Recent salary certificate for the foreign provider/sponsor if they are working in the Government Sector or from the computer.
  • Original and copy of the civil ID of the sponsor (or the family who resides in Kuwait)
  •  Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

Kuwait family visit visa minimum salary

Previously, a Kuwaiti resident wishing to sponsor their family to Kuwait while applying for the Kuwait family visit visa must have a minimum salary of KWD 450 (USD 1,467.08) per month.

However, as recently reported by the sources, the issuance of Kuwait family visit visas will soon be resumed, and the first stage will cover children, after which the process of allowing wives, mothers and fathers to join their families in the country will gradually begin, based on the criteria to be determined by the ministry.

Furthermore, the minimum salary requirement of the sponsor will be KWD 500 (USD 1,631) per month.

Kuwait family visit visa validity

The validity period of a Kuwait family visit visa or the Kuwait visit visa, in general, is 90 days (3 months). Visitors are allowed a stay of 30 days in the country after entry.

How to apply for the Kuwait family visit visa?

To apply for the Kuwait family visit visa, follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the nearest Kuwait Embassy in your country and submit the required documents mentioned above for a family visit visa.
  • Fill in the Visa Application Form.
  • Pay the due visa fee. The Kuwait family visit visa application costs 3KD ($9.78).

Please note that if you are a Kuwaiti citizen, visit the General Department of Immigration in any governorate and submit the required documents. However, in case you are a non-Kuwaiti resident, visit the General Department of Immigration in the governorate you refer to and submit the required documents.

What is the Kuwait family visit visa price?

The price of a Kuwait family visit visa is 3KD ($9.78).

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