All visitors to Kuwait must have a passport that is valid for at least six months. Visitors from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and the EU can obtain a visa upon entering the country. Nationals of all the GCC countries do not require a visa. However, they must carry their National ID and passport with them. For other nationalities, visas may be obtained from the Kuwait Embassy located in their country or they could request the hotel when making the reservation for accommodation. Visas are normally valid for three months from the date of issue.


If you need a visa on arrival at the airport, do not head down to Arrivals, instead look for the “Visa Issuing” desks opposite the Dasman Lounge. You will be requested to have your passport copied where as well you can pick up the visa entry form and get a queue ticket. Ensure that you purchase the stamps (3 Kuwaiti Dinar) located in the visa issuing area. Payment is accepted only in Kuwaiti Dinar and exact amount will be required. Should you wish to exchange your Kuwaiti Dinar or exchange from other currencies there is a bank opposite the visa issuing place.


Your visa will be an A4-sized sheet, which you must keep during the time of your stay. The visa will be given back to the immigration upon departure.


For international delegates who will not be able to maintain visa upon arrival, visa can be arranged by booking at the hotel and emailing Mary Kris Raquid from the Event Booking Center at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. The cost associated with visa arrangement is 12 Kuwaiti Dinar and usually takes 4-5 days of processing.


Please provide the hotel venue with the following documentation upon emailing them:


  1. Filled out CC authorization form
  2. Filled out visa entry application form


Visas will only be provided for in-house guests. All forms can be downloaded below.