New Visa Fees
Category: Kuwait Local News

Kuwait Interior Ministry has approved a proposal to increase expat fees for visas in the country.

The Interior Ministry’s assistant undersecretary for Nationality and Residency Affairs, Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, said the approval will see expat fees increase for visit and tourist visas, temporary residency, self-sponsorship and family dependency visas.

Speaking to Kuwait Times, Sheikh Mazen said the one-month visit visa that was free will cost KD 30 ($99). The three-month tourist visa will cost KD 90 ($298); family reunion (dependent) visas will cost KD 150 ($497) instead of KD 100 ($330), and for parents and siblings the visa cost will increase from KD 200 ($662) to KD 400 ($1,325).

Sheikh Mazen told Kuwait Times that the proposed increases have been sent to the legal department before they come into force. He said they are in line with plans to review expat fees in other government departments, like the health ministry.

Sheikh Mazen previously warned that there will no longer be any free services for expats, with increase in fees possible reaching 100 percent in some cases.


Type of Service Current Fees Prposed Fees
Commercial Visa First Month Free 30 KD
Tourist Visa First 3 Months Free 90 KD
Temporary Residence 2 KD 10 KD
Government Residence 10 KD 20 KD
Private Sector Residence 10 KD 20 KD
Self Sponsorship (Article 24) 100 KD 250 KD
Dependent Visa (Children) 100 KD 150 KD
Dependent Visa (Parents) 200 KD 400 KD
Dependent Visa (Siblings) 200 KD 400 KD


Source - Arab Times


16 Sep, 2015 0 3908
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