Kuwaiti passport visa-free countries
Kuwaiti passport visa-free countries

Kuwaiti passport visa-free countries

Traveling with an Kuwaiti passport

The Kuwaiti passport is a passport document issued to citizens of Kuwait for traveling abroad. Each biometric passport has an electronic chip storing the passport holder’s text and biometric personal data.

In 2023, the Kuwaiti passport has 53rd place in the Henley Passport Index, proving its medium travel mobility, which is calculated according to the number of destinations its holders can access.

Currently, Kuwaiti citizens can enter 57 visa-free countries without a valid visa, apply for an electronic visa to 15 countries, get a visa on arrival in 40 countries, and visit 114 countries with a previously obtained regular visa.

Kuwaiti passport application process

It is possible to acquire Kuwaiti citizenship by birth, descent, marriage, or naturalization.

In order to receive a Kuwaiti passport for the first time, Kuwaiti citizens must follow such steps:

  1. Attend the legal representative.
  2. Bring the required documents and their copies.
  3. Write the signature and leave the fingerprints to confirm identity.
  4. Fill out the application form.
  5. Request the date of issuing the passport.
  6. Collect the passport when ready.

Countries where Kuwait passport holders travel visa-free

Kuwaiti citizens can visit visa-free countries where they don’t have to fill out lengthy visa application forms to gain entry. Visa waiver policy allows visitors to save time, money, and avoid visa hassle. Normally, to travel visa-free, you only need to hold a valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months from arrival in Kuwait.

Kuwaiti citizens can currently travel to 57 visa-free countries:

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelarusBelarus
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EgyptEgypt
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • HondurasHonduras
  • HaitiHaiti
  • JordanJordan
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NiueNiue
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PakistanPakistan
  • SenegalSenegal
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • ThailandThailand
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • SudanSudan
  • KosovoKosovo
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • EswatiniEswatini

Benefits of visiting visa-free countries with a Kuwait passport

Visa-free access enables Kuwaiti passport holders to enjoy travel freedom: you do not have to plan your trip according to visa requirements, so you can travel spontaneously whenever the thought of visiting a new destination occurs to you. You can leave for a new place or stay in the country longer without thinking of the visa validity period.

Visa exemption is also just convenient: you omit all the issues related to visa application process, do not need to prepare the documents, visit a diplomatic mission, and pay visa fees. It is always more pleasant to spend money on souvenirs or new experiences during the trip than on entry documents.

Countries offering electronic visas to Kuwait passport holders

Some countries offer Kuwaiti citizens a facilitated option to get a visa – an electronic visa. It is possible to get an eVisa via several easy steps. First, an applicant enters the requested details into the form and uploads digital copies of the documents. Then it is required to pay the fees, and finally – to refresh the inbox. The approved electronic visa arrives in PDF form; no visits to diplomatic missions are necessary.

Kuwait passport holders can get an e-Visa/electronic travel authorization to 15 countries:

  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • ColombiaColombia
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GuineaGuinea
  • LesothoLesotho
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • SurinameSuriname
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • UkraineUkraine
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • VietnamVietnam
  • RussiaRussia
  • South SudanSouth Sudan

Countries offering visas on arrival to Kuwait passport holders

Another simple way for Kuwait nationals to get a visa is to obtain a visa on arrival. Travelers do not need to apply beforehand, as a visa on arrival is issued at the entry port. Upon arrival in the country, a tourist must provide the documents and cover the fees. Nevertheless, it isn’t a safe option: there are cases when travelers are entry-refused.

Kuwait passport holders can receive a visa on arrival in 40 countries listed below:

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • BeninBenin
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • GabonGabon
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IraqIraq
  • IranIran
  • KenyaKenya
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ComorosComoros
  • LaosLaos
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MacauMacau
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NepalNepal
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • TogoTogo
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • YemenYemen
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands

Countries where Kuwaiti citizens need to get a visa to travel to

Other countries require Kuwait passport holders to apply for a regular visa. It can be done only at the embassy or consulate: there is no option to lodge an application remotely. Sometimes, applicants also need to schedule a visa interview. An application for a regular visa usually requires additional documentation.

Kuwait passport holders can go to 114 countries with a regular visa:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AngolaAngola
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • ArubaAruba
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelizeBelize
  • CanadaCanada
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • CubaCuba
  • CyprusCyprus
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EritreaEritrea
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • FranceFrance
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GhanaGhana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • GuineaGuinea
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuamGuam
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JapanJapan
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MaliMali
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MaltaMalta
  • MexicoMexico
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NigerNiger
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NauruNauru
  • PeruPeru
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SyriaSyria
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TongaTonga
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • SamoaSamoa
  • MayotteMayotte
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • PalestinePalestine
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • Caribbean NetherlandsCaribbean Netherlands