Virginia, US

Kuwait

If your company is sending employees to Kuwait—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Kuwait, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

The process of employing a foreign national in Kuwait is relatively restrictive, due to a quota system and nationalization programs. Applicable procedures involve a home-country consular process, followed by a number of post-arrival steps before final residency rights are granted. 

Business travelers typically apply for a commercial visit visa. Commercial visit visas are not subject to quota restrictions or Kuwaitisation requirements.

Individuals seeking employment in Kuwait must secure work and a residence permit sponsored by a local entity in Kuwait.

Note that nationals of countries considered unsafe by the Kuwaiti government, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen are barred from entering Kuwait. Israeli passports holders will also be refused entry.   

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.