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Renunciation of Indian citizenship : 

Online application form :  Applicants are required to fill online applications for renunciation of Indian Citizenship in the online citizenship module of IVFRT
https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in

Foreign nationals intending to visit India for tourism are allowed to enter into India on tourist visa.
(2).In no case the foreign nationals will be allowed to enter into India through Land ICPs / Riverine routes on e-Tourist Visa/ Tourist Visa.

(3).Covid 19 related guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India shall be strictly adhered to www.mohfw.gov.in

Please note that existing physical visas issued to Afghan nationals stands cancelled with immediate effect. Afghan nationals are advised to apply afresh for e-emergency X-Misc. Visa on e-visa portal at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in. Afghan nationals going to India on  e-emergency X-Misc. Visa will have to mandatorily register with the FRRO/FRO concerned within 07(seven) days of arrival in India



General guidelines for applying visa to visit India


i. With effect from 11th  January  2022, the Embassy of India in Kuwait has outsourced its Consular, Passport and Visa services through open bidding process to M/s. BLS International Services Limited. BLS is the only authorized Service Provider for the Embassy of India, Kuwait for Consular, Passport & Visa services. From then onwards, all the Consular, Passport and Visa applications are accepted and delivered only at the Indian Consular, Passport & Visa Service Center. Applicants are advised to contact directly to the following office(s) of BLS : 

(I)  Kuwait City : 3rd Floor AI Jawahara Tower, ali AI Salam street,  Kuwait City, Kuwait.
 
(II) Fahaheel  Al Anoud Shopping Complex, Mezzanine Floor; Mekka Street, Fahaheel, Kuwait.

(III)Jleeb Al Shuyoukh (Abbasiya)  M Floor, Olive Supermarket Building Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Kuwait

website : https://www.blsindiakuwait.com

Telephone numbers : +965 22211228

Whatsapp helpline number(for message only) : +965-65506360

Email : Info.indkwi@blsinternational.com

Submission & Collection Timings (for Visa) on all centers
Saturday to Thursday :  08:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs & 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs   
Friday :  16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs (Friday)

Last token issuance timings
Morning shift at 1130 hrs
Evening shift at 1930 hrs

NOTE : Timing of BLS centers during the holy month of Ramadan (1 April-2 May, 2022) will be from 0930 hrs to 1400 hrs(Saturday to Friday)

You may also visit M/s BLS International Services Limited website https://www.blsindiakuwait.com for additional information about the Center.
All applicants should submit the application form in person for identification or the documents should be got verified by M/s. BLS International Services Limited authorized by the Embassy.
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document with a minimum remaining validity of six months in the form of a national passport or any other internationally recognized travel document like UN Laissez Faire for establishing his/her nationality with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. Nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives are however, exempted from this requirement.

Please ensure the following while submitting your application

1. Passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months beyond the date of intended departure for India and should have at least two blank pages. Fee once paid is not refundable.
2. Applicants may log on to the Public portal at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in. After successful on-line submission, the hard copy, so generated, has to be signed by the applicant and submitted with supporting documents in accordance with the type of visa along with the applicable fee in cash at any of the outsource centers.
3. It is essential that applicants fill in their personal details as exactly available in their passports. Mismatch of any of the personal details would lead to non-acceptance of the application. Fees once paid are non-refundable. All children would have to obtain separate visa on their respective passports.
4. Passport in original and photocopy of the first five pages, visa page and address page to be submitted.
5. Copy of Residence Proof and Civil ID card issued by Kuwait Government.
6. Paste one photo with white background of the size 35mm X 45mm and staple another on the application form.
7. The application form should be filled online in English only and ensure that all columns are filled neatly and correctly. Incomplete applications and those which lack details will be summarily rejected.
8. Special Visa application forms should be filled in by citizens of Pakistan (3 copies with 3 photos).
9. Each visa application is considered on its merits and may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fee does not guarantee issuance of visa.
10. Applicants who are not residents of Kuwait and hold a tourist visa for Kuwait should normally apply for Indian visas in the countries of their permanent residence. In case of emergency or special circumstances, an application could be made at the Embassy with documents requiring him/her Indian visa. The processing time in such cases is usually 6-7 working days.
11. Visa is given for a period for which passport is valid.
12. Validity of all visas is counted from the date of the issue of visa and not from the date of entry into India.
13. The Embassy may ask for additional documents, if needed, while processing the application for visa.
14. Registration with the concerned FRRO/FRO is compulsory within 14 days of first arrival in India if such an endorsement appears on the visa.
15. Diplomatic/Official and Special Kuwaiti Passport visa applications (duly filled online visa application) will continue to be received at the Embassy as per the established procedure.
16. Indian-Citizenship and OCI related enquiries will be handled at the Embassy telephonically or in person and then applications may be submitted at the Embassy.

17. Visa Service seekers may please note that bags, briefcase and Laptops are NOT allowed in the BLS center or in Embassy.

(Revised visa fee effective from 01st April 2022)(excluding ICWF charges)

Sl. No. Visa Fee in
KD

1.

Tourist Visa (T)
Up to 6 month/Single or Multiple

 

31.000

2.

Business Visa (B)
Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple

 

37.000

3.

Entry Visa (X)
Up to 6 months/Single/Multiple
Up to 1 year/single/Multiple

 

25.000
37.000

4.

Employment (E) & Project Visa
Up to 6 months/single or Multiple
Up to 1 year/Multiple entry

 

37.000
61.000

5.

Student Visa(S)
Up to 1 year / Triple entry

 

25.000

6.

Medical (Med) and Medical Attendant (Med X) Visa
Up to 6 months/Single/Multiple
Up to 1 year/single/Multiple

 

25.000
37.000

7.

Conference/Seminar Visa (C)
Up to 6 months/Single/Multiple

 

 

25.000

 

8.

 

Journalist Visa
Up to 6 months/Single (or double entry with the approval of HOM)

 

25.000

9.

Research Visa (R)
Up to 6 months/single or Multiple
Up to 1 year/Multiple entry

 

25.000
37.000

10.

Missionary Visa (M)
Up to 6 months/single or Multiple
Up to 1 year/Multiple entry

 

25.000
37.000

11.

Mountaineering Visa (MX)
Up to 6 months/single or Multiple
Up to 1 year/Multiple entry

 

25.000
37.000

12.

Transit Visa
Up to 15 days/single or double entry

 

7.000

13.

All type of visa on Gratis basis to nationals of following countries
Afghanistan,
Argentina (only Business, Tourist and Transit visa on gratis basis), Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa, Myanmar and Uruguay (only tourist visa on gratis basis)

 

14.

Singaporean Nationals
Tourist Visa
Up to 6 months/Multiple entry

 

8.000

15.

Japanese Nationals
Transit Visa
All other type of visa

 

1.000
3.000

Pakistan Nationals

All kind of visa 1.000

Visa fees for U. K. Nationals

Sl. No. Visa KD

1.

Tourist Visa (T)
Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple

  50.000

2.

Business Visa (B)
Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple

  74.000

3.

Entry Visa (X)
Up to 1 year/single/Multiple

  50.000

4.

Student visa
Up to 1 year(Triple entry)

70.000

5.

Medical Visa
Up to 1 year (M/entry)

40.000

6.

Research Visa
Up to 3 year or duration of course, whichever is less

  70.000

7.

Employment visa
Up to 6 months
Up to 1 year

  140.000
152.000

8.

Transfer of visa

51.000

9.

Transit visa

27.000

10.

Business Visa, issued same day (excluding visa fee)

66.000

11.

Emergency visa charges

28.000

Visa fees for Mozambique Nationals

Sl. No. Visa Fee in KD

1.

Tourist Visa (T)
Single entry
Single entry (urgent)
Multiple entry
Multiple entry (urgent)

 
25.000
46.000
67.000
92.000

2.

Business /Employment Visa
Gratis

 

3.

All other type of visa (except Transit,Tourist, Student and Medical / Medical Attendant)
Up to 6 Month
Up to 6 months (in emergency)
Up to 1 year
Up to 1 year (in emergency)

 
67.000

92.000
92.000
92.000

BUSINESS VISA FEES TO BE CHARGED FROM NATIONALS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ON RECIPROCAL BASIS

Sl No. Country Fee in KD
(Up to 1 year)

1.

Ecuador

73

2.

New Zealand

40

3.

France

51

4.

Australia

66

5.

Czech Republic

58

6.

Iran

84

7.

Ireland

61

8.

Philippines

67

9.

Poland

45

10.

Saudi Arabia

66

11.

Thailand

61

12.

UAE

127

EMPLOYMENT VISA FEES TO BE CHARGED FROM NATIONALS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ON RECIPROCAL BASIS

Sl No Country KD
Up to 6 months
KD
Up to 1 year

1

Canada

46

61

2

Ireland

49

61

3

France

42

61

4

Denmark

38

61

5

Australia

55

67

6

New Zealand

45

61

7

Thailand

49

61

8

UAE

114

127

9

Israel

304

316

10

Iran

72

84

Visa fees for US Nationals

Sl. No. Visa KD

1.

Tourist Visa (T)
Up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

 
49.000

2.

Business Visa (B)
Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple

 
49.000

* Application fee of (KD 7/-) is added in the above calculation which is to be charged from US nationals in addition to visa fee) (However fee for other type of visa will be same as applicable for other countries and Application fee of (KD 7/-) will be charged in addition to visa fee)

Category of Visas

Tourist Visa
Tourist Visa on arrival
Tourist Visa for US Nationals
Medical Visa
Business Visa
Employment Visa
Student Visa
Journalist Visa
Conference Visa
Transit Visa
Visa for Pak Nationals
Visa for Foreign Nationals of Pakistani Origin
Visa for Bangladeshi Nationals
Visa for Sri Lankan Nationals
Visa for UK Nationals
Visa for Muzambique Nationals
Diplomats and Officials

OCI & PIO Services

Conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards


Bureau of Immigration in India will accept PIO Cards as valid document till December 31, 2022 along with valid foreign passport and the Indian Immigration Check Post(s) will continue to consider all PIO cards valid for exit from/entry into India till December 31, 2022.

 If in the meantime, any deadline is notified by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), thereby making handwritten PIO Cards invalid, then PIO Card holders may have to obtain appropriate visa , if they have not converted their PIO Card to OCI Card.  

All the PIO card holders are advised to convert their PIO cards into OCI cards at the earliest. 

 

OCI Services
Renunciation of citizenship Online application form Instructions
Requirement of re-submission of documents for re-issuance of OCI card after attaining the age of 50 years Instructions
Mandatory requirement of re-issuance of an OCI card Instructions
Apply for Special permission Instructions

Benefits for OCI card holder

(i) Multiple entry, multi-purpose life long visa to visit India;

(ii)Exemption from reporting to Police authorities for any length of stay in India; and

(iii) Parity with NRIs in financial, economic and educational fields except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.