Australian who wants to go to Kuwait is no longer required to go to the embassy for a tourism or business visa. Thanks to iVisa, Australian along with more than 50 nationalities can apply through the internet. You will receive your electronic visa through email within 12 hours.
Australian needs to check their qualification before applying. This can be accomplished through iVisa’s website by clicking on the Visa Checker then follow the steps. You can apply as soon as you found out that you are eligible.
What are the requirements?
iVisa will request some information and documentation to process your application. You only need to provide few documents prior the application process. Here is a list of requirements for Australian:
Valid passport – chances are you already have one. Please do check its expiry date to make sure that is still valid.
Digital copy of your passport – the most important part is the information page, but you should go ahead and scan the entire booklet.
Valid e-mail address – electronic visas are linked to passports digitally, and so will the visa provided by iVisa. Still, you need to print out a copy before departure, which is why iVisa will send you one via e-mail in PDF format.
GCC residence card – this applies only to applicants from the other countries that are a part of Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.) At the same time, the applicants from the GCC must work in specific fields. You can find all of them on iVisa’s website.
Mode of payment – before submitting the application, you will be asked to pay the service fee using a credit/debit card or a PayPal account.
How to apply?
There is no need for Australian to print out and fill in the form by hand because iVisa uses an online form. You can complete everything in less than 10 minutes. Additionally, you can call iVisa’s customer support in case you need assistance.
You will be inputting personal information in the first step. You will also need to select the processing time and decide the time it will take for you to receive your visa. As expected, the fee is higher if you want it faster. As for that, iVisa gives you three selections:
Standard processing – you can go for this option if you are in no hurry. It takes three business days for your application to be processed for just $20.
Rush processing– for $60, this option will have your visa ready in just 2 business days.
Super rush processing – you can select this option if you want to be on a plane to Kuwait on the next day. Your application will be processed within just 12 hours for $80. Kuwait’s weekend differs from most countries as their weekends are on Fridays and Saturdays. Australian should take that into consideration when applying.
You have to review all the information and make the payment in second step. It is crucial to fill in the form as accurately as possible. Corrections are no longer allowed after your application is processed.
The third step is uploading some documents like the ones previously mentioned. Australian may be asked to provide additional documents but is case to case basis.
As you can see, getting a Kuwait electronic visa is so simple. The document is valid for only 30 days, so you need to leave for Kuwait before the 30-day period expires. Also, Australian is permitted to stay in Kuwait for maximum 90 days and have a single entry.