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Indian visa requirements
April 24, 2014, 11:30 am

The Embassy of India Kuwait has been issuing 5-year  and one-year multiple entry Business Visas for Kuwaiti businesspersons to promote business activities between the two friendly countries and 6-month multiple entry Tourist Visas to promote further tourism in India. In addition to this, Embassy also issues 1-year Medical visas and Student & Employment visas of the required duration. All expatriates living in Kuwait and having residency of Kuwait, are treated at par with Kuwaiti nationals with regard to time taken in visa processing.

To obtain Indian visa, please fill Visa Application Form online at The printed copy of duly filled Visa application form along with original passport, copy of Passport, two recent passport size photographs with white background, copy of Civil ID card and other relevant documents along with the Visa Fees can be submitted at following two outsource centers:

  1. M/s. BLS International Services, Emad Commercial Centre, Basement floor Ahmed Al Jaber Street, Sharq, Kuwait City (Telephone: 22986607 – Fax: 22470006) and
  2. M/s. BLS International Services, Mujamma Unood, 4th floor, Office No.25-26 Makka Street, Entrance 5, Fahaheel, Kuwait (Telephone: 22986607 – Fax: 22470006).

Timing of the outsource centers are - Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 hrs – 11:30 hrs and 16:00 hrs - 19:30 hrs; Saturday: 16:00 hrs – 19:30 hrs. The outsource centers also provide assistance in filling the online visa application form by charging a nominal fee.

The processing of Visa Application Form require 2 working days (excluding any closed holidays) and Visas from the outsource centers can be collected on the 3rd working day.

In case of emergency, the printed copy of duly filled Visa application form along with Passport, photographs, relevant documents, and Visa fee along with emergency charges can be deposited directly at the Embassy Reception at 9:00 hrs – 12:00 hrs on all working days and the visa can be collected from the Embassy on the same working day at 15:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs. However, processing of visa application for foreign nationals, who are not resident in Kuwait, requires 5 working days. For additional information, please contact on Ph no. 22550171 and 22530600 Ext no. 292, 235 and 279; and e-mail

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