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Updated 23 August 2022

Following an announcement to develop a new regulatory mechanism for the Residency Affairs department, the Kuwait Ministry of Interior (MOI) has temporarily suspended the issuance of visit visas, including family visit visas and tourist visas, until further notice.

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Keep reading to find out more about Kuwait’s new visa rules for the year 2022.

Kuwait new visa rules 2022

Following an announcement towards the end of June 2022, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has now suspended the issuance of visit visas with immediate effect. The visit visas include both family visit visas and tourist visas, excluding e-visas and visas on arrival issued to nationals of eligible countries.

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The ban on family and tourist visas is effective, until further notice. However, the decision has mainly been issued to prepare for a new regulatory mechanism for the Residency Affairs department, as announced by the authorities.

Please note that we will update information as and when released by the authorities.

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