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Welcome to the Consular, Passport, Visa, GEP, OCI and Emergency Certificate services of the Embassy of India, Kuwait

FAQ's

Applicants for Visa may log on to the Public portal at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in and for passport please log on to https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/

The print out of the online application form for Passport and Visa services alongwith requisite documents, photograph (except online applications for visa for diplomatic/official/special passports and OCI and Emergency Certificate) along with required documents and prescribed fee are being accepted at the Embassy of India Kuwait Outsourced CPV  Centers (for details please visit website: https://www.blsindiakuwait.com)

The printout of online applications for Visa for diplomatic/official/special passports and OCI and Emergency Certificate alongwith requisite documents, photograph and prescribed fee will continue to be accepted in Embassy directly.
For any clarification or further information kindly call at +965 22211228 or
Whatsapp helpline number (for Audio/Voice & Text message only)     : +965-65506360 or
E-mail to  Info.indkwi@blsinternational.com

Fee for Consular, Passport and Visa services are accepted at the Embassy of India Kuwait Outsourced CPV  Centers in Kuwait City, Fahaheel, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh(Abbasiya) Counter in cash only.   Kindly bring exact change.
Facility of payment by K-net at all three Embassy of India Kuwait Outsourced CPV Centers,  is also available.
All original documents must be accompanied with a photocopy.

All passports, Visa and Emergency Certificates issued from the Embassy of India, Kuwait are machine readable.

For additional information & clarification related to following services may call at 22530600, 22530612-14 :

Extension No. 279(Visa services) or e-mail to cons.kuwait@mea.gov.in

Extension No. 272(OCI services) or e-mail to cons.kuwait@mea.gov.in
 
Warning: It is an offence to knowingly furnish false information or to suppress material information when applying for Passport/Visa/Consular services

Consular services seekers may please note that bags and briefcases are not allowed in the Embassy premises.
Fee, once paid, is not refundable.


FAQs on Passport/Attestation/PIO/OCI Services
1 What type of photographs is required for Passport?
2 When and how one can apply for renewal/re-issue of passport?
3 What is the procedure for getting a new passport in lieu of expired passport?
4 What shall I do if the lamination of my passport comes out or gets damaged?
5 What are the requirements for getting a new passport in lieu of lost/damaged  Passport?
6 What are the requirements for getting a passport for new born baby?
7 What are the requirements for change of name of minor?
8 What are the requirements for renewal of passport?
9 What are the requirements for getting Police Clearance Certificate?
10 What are the requirements for addition of spouse name in the passport?
11 What are the requirements for getting Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR) status on Passports?
12 What are the requirements for getting Affidavit of Sponsorship?
13 What are the requirements for getting Affidavit for Driving License?
14 What are the requirements for attestation of documents or Power of Attorney?
15 Who are eligible to apply for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)?
16 What are the benefits of Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)?
17 How one can apply for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)?
18 Who is an NRI?
19 Who is PIO or Person of Indian origin?
20 What is the Procedure for Indian nationals wishing to get married in Kuwait?
FAQs on Visa
21 What are the requirements for obtaining visa?
22 How to pay the required visa fee?
23 What is the format for applying for Business Visa or Employment Visa?
FAQs RELATING TO WORK RELATED VISAS ISSUED BY INDIA
24 What is a Business Visa?
25 Who are eligible for a Business Visa?
26 What is the duration of a Business Visa?
27 What documents are required to be submitted alongwith application for a Business Visa?
28 What is an Employment Visa?
29 Who are eligible for Employment Visa?
30 What is the duration of an Employment Visa?
31 What documents are required to be submitted alongwith application for Employment Visa?
32 Can foreign nationals coming to execute projects in India be granted Business Visas?
33 Can foreign nationals already in India for executing projects on Business Visas be allowed to convert their Business Visas to Employment Visas without leaving the country?
34 Which category of Visa will be granted to family members of foreign nationals coming to India on Business Visas?
35 Which category of Visa will be granted to family members of foreign nationals coming to India on Employment?
36 Whether a foreign company/organization that does not have any Project Office/subsidiary/joint venture/branch office in India can sponsor a foreign national/employee of a foreign company for Employment Visa?
37 Whether an Indian company/organization which has awarded a contract for execution of a project to a foreign company that does not have any base in India, can sponsor employee of foreign company for Employment Visa?
38 If the Indian organization/entity sponsors an Employment Visa, does this mean that the Indian organization/entity has to necessarily be the legal employer of the person?
39 Which category of Visa will be granted to the foreign language teachers/interpreters?
40 Which category of Visa will be granted to the foreign specialist Chefs?
41 Which type of Visa would be granted to senior management personnel and/or specialists employed by foreign firms who are relocated to India to work on specific project/management assignment?