There is no need for New Zealander to visit the embassy for a tourism or business visa if they want to visit Kuwait. New Zealander along with more than 50 nationalities can apply through the internet, thanks to iVisa. Within 12 hours, your digital visa will be sent through email.
New Zealander should check their eligibility prior to application. This is possible through iVisa’s website by clicking on the Visa Checker then following the steps. Once eligible, you can apply right away.
iVisa will request some information and documents so they can process your application. You only need to provide few documents so there’s no need to worry. Below is the list of requirements for New Zealander:
Valid passport – you might 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.
Payment method – prior to submitting the application, you will be asked to pay the service fee using a credit/debit card or a PayPal account.
The application process
iVisa provides online forms so there is no need for New Zealander to print out and fill in the form by hand. It will only take 10 minutes to complete everything. If in case you need help, you can contact iVisa’s customer service anytime.
In the initial step, you will be inputting personal information. How long it will take to receive your visa depends on the processing time that you choose. You can pay higher if you want to get it faster. Conveniently, iVisa gives you three options:
Standard processing – you can go for this option if you are in no hurry. For just $20, it takes three business days for your application to be processed.
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.
New Zealander should take note that Kuwait’s weekends are on Fridays and Saturdays as opposed to other countries. Keep that in mind when applying for your evisa.
To complete step two, review all the information and make your payment. Revisions are no longer allowed once your application is processed so it is essential to fill in the form with 100% accuracy.
The third step is uploading some documents, like the ones previously mentioned. New Zealander may be asked to submit additional documents but is case to case basis.
As you can see, obtaining a Kuwait digital visa is simple. The document is valid for only 30 days, so you need to depart for Kuwait before the 30-day period expires. Also, New Zealander is permitted to stay in Kuwait for maximum 90 days and have a single entry.