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Updated January 2024

Possessing a valid visa document is an important prerequisite for all foreign nationals travelling to Kuwait. There are several types of visas issued by the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait, differing in their validity period. 

Read on as Wego unveils how you can check the validity or authenticity of your Kuwait visa. 

Kuwait visa check online

Those looking to check the status and validity of their Kuwaiti visa may do so through the Kuwait Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) website.

Kuwait visa check online by passport number

To check the validity of your e-visa using your passport number, simply follow the steps below:

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  • go to the official Kuwait e-visa portal
  • enter your passport number and your e-visa reference number
  • click ‘ok’

Your visa details, including your e-visa status and validity, will be promptly displayed.

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Kuwait visa check by visa number

As outlined above, you may only check your Kuwait visa status using a combination of both your visa reference number and passport number. It is not currently possible to determine the status of your Kuwait visa status using only one of the aforementioned.

Kuwait visa check by Civil ID

You cannot check your visa validity through your Civil ID number. The Civil ID issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) is an important document that must be owned by both residents and expatriates living in Kuwait.

If you’re looking to check your Kuwait Civil ID status, you can do so by consulting our dedicated article below.

Kuwait Civil ID Check: How To Check Your Kuwait Civil ID Status?


Kuwait visa application check status online


Kuwait visa validity period

Among the numerous types of visas being issued by the Kuwaiti government, the following are the most common:

  • tourist visa: Tourist visa holders may stay for 90 days. A single-entry e-visa is valid for 90 days upon issuance.
  • business visa: Business visa holders may stay for 30 days. A single-entry visa is valid for 90 days upon issuance.
  • family visit visa: Family visit visa holders may stay for 30 days. A single-entry visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • residence visa: A residence visa includes work, dependent, and student visas. It allows expatriates to stay for an extended period of time

How to check if your Kuwait visa is original or fake?

The Kuwaiti dinar is currently the strongest circulating currency with 1 KWD equalling 3.32 USD. This has prompted many people to come and work in Kuwait and, unfortunately, scammers looking to take advantage of the situation by issuing fake Kuwaiti e-visas.

In order to ascertain whether your Kuwaiti e-visa is genuine, you can take the following steps:

  • go to the official Kuwait e-visa portal
  • enter your e-visa application number and passport number
  • input the correct captcha code as displayed
  • click ‘submit’

Alternatively, if you do not have your passport number, you can:

If your e-visa number is recognized, the screen will display an ‘approved’ status. However, if your e-visa number is fake, an ‘invalid number’ status will be displayed.

You can also physically check the authenticity of your visa. To confirm the authenticity of your Kuwait e-visa, compare it with these distinctive features:

  • the document starts with the title “Welcome to the State of Kuwait – Visa” in both English and Arabic.
  • below, there’s a subheading in both languages stating “Tourist Visa-Application.”
  • on the left side, you’ll find the Kuwait police badge, while the Kuwaiti emblem (coat of arms) is on the right.
  • the main text includes a letter in English (left-aligned) and Arabic (right-aligned).
  • the English section begins with “Dear [YOUR NAME], We are pleased to inform you that your tourist visa implementation for Kuwait has been authorized,” followed by your 12-digit application number.
  • beneath this, you’ll find the sisa number (9 digits) along with its validity dates.


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