Swiss who wants to travel to Kuwait anytime soon, should know that they are no longer required to go to the Kuwait embassy for a for tourism purposes or business visa. At the moment, more than 50 nationalities including Swiss can apply online for a Kuwait evisa, and it can be in your e-mail inbox is as little as 12 hours.
Before making plans, Swiss needs to check whether they are qualified for such document or not. That is an easy thing to do. You can access iVisa’s website, click on the Visa Checker, and follow the instructions. You will know that you need to know in just a second. Moreover, you can apply right away.
What do you need?
Before starting the application process, you need to sort out a few things. iVisa will ask you to provide some information and documentation so they can do the work for you. Here is a list of what Swiss need to provide:
Valid passport – chances are you already have one. However, make sure that is still valid. Take a look at its expiry date.
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. However, you still 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 provides an online form. That means Swiss do not have to print out and fill in the form by hand. All is done under 10 minutes, and if you need any help with completing the steps, iVisa has an excellent support service that can take your call night or day.
The first step is to insert your personal information, just like with any other form. Also, you need to choose the processing time. Basically, 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 more you have to pay for it. As for that, iVisa gives you three options:
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, and the fee is just $20.
Rush processing– this option will have your visa ready in just 2 business days. The cost, however, goes a bit higher. You will be billed $60.
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.
Keep in mind that the weekend in Kuwait differs from most countries. They keep their weekends on Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure that Swiss take that into consideration when applying.
The second step will ask you to check everything you did in step one and make the payment. It is very important to fill in the form accurately and correctly. Corrections are impossible to make after your application is processed.
The third phase is to upload some documents like the ones mentioned above. However, depending on your particular situation, Swiss may be asked to provide additional documents. You will be informed on that.
As you can see, getting a Kuwait evisa is simple. The document you receive is valid for only 30 days, so you need to leave for Kuwait before the 30-day period expires. Also, Swiss can stay in Kuwait for maximum 90 days, and you have a single entry.