Electronic Visa Approval Speed

Post by Mark


Back in August the MOI added the ability for tourists visiting Kuwait to apply for a visa online (eVisa). Yesterday a friend of mine tried it for the first time and she got her visa in 50 minutes. I thought that was pretty impressive. If you know someone visiting, have them apply for the visa online since it will speed up their entry at the airport. Here is the link for the eVisa online application [Website]

On the other hand my post about the Dubai eVisa dating back to last year has turned into a Dubai eVisa support page for some reason. I guess people who are having trouble getting their eVisa are googling and ending up on my post. It has over 400 comments now and I think a Dubai eVisa employee keeps checking the page since there is this one guy who keeps answering everybody’s questions. You can check that post [Here]

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14 comments, add your own...

  1. Ahmed says:

    “The following nationalities are allowed to use the e-Visa system”
    Racist from the beginning.

    • Mark says:

      It’s a tourist visa form not a sign outside of a restaurant. Not all nationalities can get visa on arrival, that has nothing to do with racism.

    • K- says:

      Is this the first time you apply for a visa or are you just a retard? All countries have this system it’s called fucking diplomacy!

      Of course a USA national will have an easier time applying than say a North Korean, it’s nothing personal and have to do with the country reputation, power, politics and as such.

    • meh says:

      That’s pretty much standard for all countries of the world.

  2. Kuwait says:

    “..and she get her visa in 50 minutes”

    I think you meant she GETTED her visa :D

  3. Syed says:

    I applied on behalf of my brother who works in UAE, submitted the application at 11:13am and got the approval at 11:56am.

  4. GN says:

    Does it allow parents (i.e. above 50 years) to obtain a harmless visit visa, or perhaps, the E-Visa system has some loophole?

    • Mark says:

      I don’t think there is an age limit

      • GN says:

        Well there is actually, at least in the erstwhile process when applying physically for a visa. They introduced this rule earlier this year (Feb 2016). People born before 1950 arent being issued visit visas anymore (officially, I mean of course, without any wasta et al)

  5. James says:

    I applied for my wife and got it within 40-50 minutes, so seems the system is quite consistent and working well. Good job MoI ! Can they also install eGates at the airport now for citizens & residents ?

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