Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Kuwait (State of Kuwait)

Canadians, holding Canadian passports, are required to secure a visa to enter Kuwait. Passports must be valid beyond the expected stay in Kuwait.

Visit visa can either be applied for prior to travel or at the visa counter upon arrival in Kuwait. Getting a visa before traveling will guarantee entrance in the country and will prevent any delays. The maximum allowable stay for Visit visa is 90 days from the date of issuance.

All Visit visa applicants/holders must be in possession of a roundtrip airline ticket and one recent passport size picture. The traveler must also register the address of his residence in Kuwait when applying at the visa counter at the airport. All visas are valid for single entry only. The Visit visa fee is CAD35.00 (8 Kuwaiti Dinars).

For Business visa applicants, the following documents are needed:

  • 1 completely filled and signed visa application form
  • 1 passport size recent picture
  • Letter of endorsement from employer
  • Letter of invitation from the company in Kuwait stating the name, address and contact number
  • Police clearance from your local police station
    • Visa Fees
      Business visa-Single Entry: CAD 120.00
      Business visa-Multiple Entry: CAD 210.00

      Note: Overstaying may result to heavy penalties.

      Additional information on visa requirements is available at:

      Embassy of the State of Kuwait
      333 Sussex Drive
      Ottawa, Ontario
      K1N 1J9
      Telephone: (613) 780-9999 / 237-6785 (Consular Section)
      Fax: (613) 780-9905

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