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No countries exempted from applying for e-visa – Ministry has right to approve, reject visa: Hashash

Adel Al-Hashah
Adel Al-Hashah

KUWAIT: Director of Relations and Security Information at the Interior Ministry Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash told Kuwait Times that no countries are excluded from having their citizens apply through the electronic visa system, adding that the Interior Ministry has the right to approve or reject the visa. Hashash had said in a press conference this week that the e-visa system is functional at all land, sea and air outlets, adding that among the conditions applicants must meet is that they should not be holders of temporary travel documents or laissez-passers of all types.

They also must not have any security restrictions, and there should be no variations between the data on the visa and passport, otherwise the visa will be cancelled and the holder will be denied entry. He said the ministry is keen on providing all modern equipment for this system as part of its strategy to develop its services. He said KD 3 will be collected as fees at the border outlets.

Hashash said the goal behind this new e-service is to benefit from the tremendous development in the technical field and simplify procedures to serve citizens and expats through the use of modern technology. He added that the visa holder must comply with the laws in Kuwait and not exceed the stay period given to him in the visa to avoid legal action. He said 52 nationalities can get an instant visa, in addition to residents of GCC countries. He said applications can be made through (www.moi.gov.kw), which is a safe and secure portal.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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