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General guidelines for applying visa to visit India

With effect from 3rd August 2014, the Embassy of India in Kuwait has outsourced its Passport and Visa services through open bidding process to M/s. Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Limited. From then onwards, all the Passport and Visa applications are accepted and delivered only at the Indian Passport & Visa Service Centre located at: Behbahani Tower, 17th Floor, Sharq, Kuwait, Complex Kais Alghanim, 4th Floor, Mecca Street in front of Al Anood Complex, Fahaheel, Kuwait and 2nd Floor, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh Block 1, Street 1, Xcite building, Kuwait.
Application submission and Passport collection between 08:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs in first half and 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs in second half from Monday through Thursday and between 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs on Fridays and Saturdays. You may also visit M/s Cox & Kings Global Services Pvt. Limited website www.kw.ckgs.in/ for additional information about the Centre.
All applicants should submit the application form in person for identification or the documents should be got verified by M/s. Cox & Kings Global Services 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

  • Passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India and should have at least two blank pages. Fee once paid is not refundable.
  • 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 centres.
  • 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.
  • Passport in original and photocopy of the first five pages, visa page and address page to be submitted.
  • Copy of Residence Proof / ID card issued by Kuwait Government.
  • Paste one photo with white background of the size 35mm X 45mm and staple another on the application form.
  • The application form should be filled in English only and ensure that all columns are filled neatly and correctly. Incomplete applications and those which lack details will be summarily rejected.
  • Special Visa application forms should be filled in by citizens of Pakistan (3 copies with 3 photos).
  • 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.
  • 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. In addition to the relevant visa fee, they should remit an additional KD 6.000 for reference to be made to the country of their original residence. The processing time in such cases is usually 6-7 working days.
  • Visa is given for a period for which passport is valid.  For example, if a passport is valid until April 30, 2017 and an applicant is applying for 5 years visa on Oct. 31, 2014, the applicant will not be issued a 5 years visa as the passport expires before the 5 years visa.
  • Validity of all visas is counted from the date of the issue of visa and not from the date of entry into India.
  • The Embassy may ask for additional documents, if needed, while processing the application for visa.
  • Registration with the concerned FRRO/FRO is compulsory within 14 days of first arrival in India if such an endorsement appears on the visa.
  • Diplomatic/Official and Special Kuwaiti Passport visa applications will continue to be received at the Embassy as per the established procedure.
  • Indian-Citizenship and PIO related enquiries will be handled at the Embassy telephonically or in person and then applications may be submitted at the Embassy.

 

Visa fees for Ukraine, Nigeria, USA and Russia

Exchange rate: US$ 1=KD 0.3018

      UK                       With effect from 4th January 2016

S. No.

Type of visa

Duration

Fees in KD

1.

Tourist

Up to 1 year (S/M Entry)

55

2.

Tourist

1 year to 5 years (ME)

150

3.

Business visa

Up to 1 year (S/M Entry)

75

4.

Business visa

1 year to 5 years (ME)

225

5.

Entry Visa

Up to 1 year (S/M entry)

55

6.

Entry Visa

1 year to 5 year (ME)

150

      Ukraine                       With effect from 1st April 2015

S. No.

Type of visa

Duration

Fees in KD

1.

Transit (Single/Double entry)

15 days

30

2.

Tourist

6 months

30

3.

All other types of visa

6 months

30

4.

All other types of visa

Less than 1 year

42

5.

Student visa

Less than 5 year

30

6.

Business visa

Less than 1 year

42

7.

Business visa

1 to 5 years

65

8.

All other types of visa

Less than 5 year

65

9.

Emergency visa fee

 

30

      Nigeria                                    With effect from 15th  April 2015

S. No.

Type of visa

Duration

Fees in KD

1.

Business visa

Any Duration

80

2.

Student Visa

Any Duration

80

3.

Medical visa

Any Duration

80

4.

Entry visa

Any Duration

80

5.

Tourist visa

Any Duration

80

6.

Employment  visa

Any Duration

80

7.

Conference visa

Any Duration

80

8.

All other types of visa

Any Duration

80

      USA                 With effect from 15th  April 2015

S. No.

Type of visa

Duration

Fees in KD

1.

Tourist  visa (only)

Maximum 10 year

35

2.

Business Visa

Up to 1 year

50

3.

Business Visa

Up to 5 years

75

4.

Employment visa

Up to 6 month

35

5.

Employment Visa

Up to 1 year

45

6.

Employment  visa

Up to 5 years

70

      Russia

S. No.

Type of visa (All)

Duration

Fees in KD

1.

Single Entry

Any

15

2.

Double entry

 

30

3.

Multiple entry

 

40

4.

Transfer of Valid Visa

 

15

 

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