Japanese who wants to go on a trip to Kuwait is no longer required to go to the embassy of Kuwait for a tourism or business visa. More than 50 nationalities including Japanese can apply through the internet, thanks to iVisa. The Kuwait evisa will be sent via email within 12 hours.
Japanese needs to check if they are eligible before application. It can easily be done through iVisa’s website. Click on the Visa Checker and follow the instructions and you will find out right away. You can apply right away once you are eligible.
What do you need?
Prior the application process, you need to provide few documents. iVisa will request some information and documentation to process your application. Here is a list of what Japanese needs to provide:
Valid passport – chances are you already have one. However, 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 electronically, 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.
Means of payment – before submitting the application, you will be asked to pay the service fee for iVisa. You can do so using a credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
How to apply?
iVisa uses an online form so Japanese do not have to print out and fill in the form by hand. Within 10 minutes, everything can be accomplished. Additionally, iVisa has an excellent customer service that can take your call anytime and if you need any help with completing the steps
Just like with any other form, the first step is inputting your personal information. You will also need to choose the processing time. You get to decide how much time it will take for you to receive your visa. Keep in mind that the faster you want it, the higher the fee is. As for that, iVisa gives you three choices:
Standard processing – if you are in no hurry, you can go for this option. 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 – if you want to be on a plane to Kuwait tomorrow, you can select this option. Your application will be processed within just 12 hours, and you will pay $80 for the urgency.
Just remember that the weekend in Kuwait differs from most countries. Their weekends are on Fridays and Saturdays, so Japanese should take that into consideration when applying.
The second step will ask you to review all the information and make the payment. It is crucial to fill in the form accurately and correctly. Corrections are impossible to make after your application is processed.
The third phase is uploading some documents like the ones mentioned above. Depending on a particular situation, Japanese may be asked to provide additional documents.
As you can see, getting a Kuwait evisa is super easy. The document is valid for only 30 days, so you need to leave for Kuwait before the 30-day period expires. Also, Japanese are allowed to stay in Kuwait for maximum 90 days and have a single entry.