How to Get a Work Visa for Kuwait

How to Get a Work Visa for Kuwait, Kuwait is one of the best countries a lot of people want to live and work in. No doubt, Kuwait’s economy is currently the strongest in the world. It is a dream country for many people. More interestingly, Kuwait has the lowest unemployment rates in the world, and there are no personal income taxes to pay off.


Here, we are going to discuss how you can get a work visa for Kuwait. This article will be very extensive, yet concise, and straight to the points.

Firstly, there are two types of work visas for Kuwait; they are based on Article 17 and 18 of Kuwait’s immigration regulations for public sector employees and private sector employees, respectively.

Kuwait work visa requirements and procedures

  • Before you can get a Kuwait work visa, you have a valid employment offer from either a private company in Kuwait or the government.  Also, before you can push to get a work visa for Kuwait, your employer must have secured your work permit. You need the work permit to get your work visa

  • The work permit has to go through the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour. Once the work permit is verified and approved, your employer then forwards it to you (the employee).

  • Now, you will have to take the work permit, along with other required documents to the Kuwait Embassy closest to you. The required documents include your passport photograph, certificate of No Objection (NOC) from the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait. However, in a situation where the employee lives in a country that doesn’t have a Kuwait embassy, then the employer will have to submit the work permit and the NOC to the Ministry of the Interior to secure an entry visa for the employee.

  • On the other hand, if you’re already in Kuwait with a “visit visa,” the law specifies that you will leave the country and return to the country using your new “Entry Visa.”

  • As expected, you are going to present medical tests results from a verified clinic or medical center. The following test results must be presented: Malaria, Hepatitis B & C, Filariasis, Chest X-Ray for Tuberculosis, and Syphilis

  • Upon entering Kuwait, you will need to process your residency certificate and security clearance from the designated departments in the country. There are documents you need to submit to complete this clearance. You will get Kuwait’s residency permit once you certify the conditions and present the required documents

  • As a resident in Kuwait, you must have your Civil ID Card. This Civil ID card must be obtained within the first thirty days from when you got your residency permit. Usually, Kuwait’s civil ID card is valid for two years, after which you can renew. To get this ID card, visit the Public Authority for Civil Information; it takes up to 10 days or more for your documents to be processed, and you’re issued your Civil ID Card.

After all, these are steps satisfied, then you will get the Kuwait work visa. It is quite a rigorous process, but it’s worth it.

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