Expedited Visa for
Kuwait

When you need to get your visa for Kuwait processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Kuwait

Kuwait issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Kuwait Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Visa is issued on arrival in Kuwait for stay up to 30 days. Extension possible.

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Kuwait Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Please contact Embassy of Kuwait directly

Get a Business Visa for Kuwait

Kuwait issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Kuwait Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Visa is issued on arrival in Kuwait for stay up to 30 days. Extension possible.

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Kuwait Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Kuwait directly

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Kuwait

Kuwait issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Kuwait Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Kuwait Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Kuwait directly

Get a Work Visa for Kuwait

Kuwait issues Work visas for:
  • Work Visa

Kuwait Work Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a U.S. Passport, a Work Visa is required.

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Kuwait Work Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Kuwait with a Non-US Passport, a Work Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact Embassy of Kuwait directly

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Kuwait related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area with 5 Days.

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About Kuwait

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Kuwait at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Kuwait

Archaeological finds on Failaka, the largest of Kuwait's nine islands, suggest that Failaka was a trading post at the time of the ancient Sumerians. Failaka appears to have continued to serve as a market for approximately 2,000 years, and was known to the ancient Greeks. Despite its long history as a market and sanctuary for traders, Failaka appears to have been abandoned as a permanent settlement in the 1st century A.D. Kuwait's modern history began in the 18th century with the founding of the city of Kuwait by the Uteiba, a subsection of the Anaiza tribe, who are believed to have traveled north from Qatar.

Threatened in the 19th century by the Ottoman Turks and various powerful Arabian Peninsula groups, Kuwait sought the same treaty relationship Britain had already signed with the Trucial States (U.A.E.) and Bahrain. In January 1899, the ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah--"the Great"--signed an agreement with the British Government that pledged himself and his successors neither to cede any territory, nor to receive agents or representatives of any foreign power without the British Government's consent, in exchange for protection and an annual subsidy. When Mubarak died in 1915, the population of Kuwait of about 35,000 was heavily dependent on shipbuilding (using wood imported from India) and pearl diving.

Mubarak was succeeded as ruler by his sons Jabir (1915-17) and Salim (1917-21). Kuwait's subsequent rulers have descended from these two brothers. Sheikh Ahmed al-Jabir Al Sabah ruled Kuwait from 1921 until his death in 1950, a period in which oil was discovered and in which the government attempted to establish the first internationally recognized boundaries; the 1922 Treaty of Uqair set Kuwait's border with Saudi Arabia and also established the Kuwait-Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone, an area of about 5,180 sq. km. (2,000 sq. mi.) adjoining Kuwait's southern border.

Kuwait achieved independence from the British under Sheikh Ahmed's successor, Sheikh Abdullah al-Salim Al Sabah. By early 1961, the British had already withdrawn their special court system, which handled the cases of foreigners resident in Kuwait, and the Kuwaiti Government began to exercise legal jurisdiction under new laws drawn up by an Egyptian jurist. On June 19, 1961, Kuwait became fully independent following an exchange of notes with the United Kingdom.

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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.