Kuwaiti passport

Kuwaiti passport
Date first issued 2017, March 01[1] (current version)
Issued by  Kuwait
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Kuwaiti citizenship
Expiration 5 / 10 years

The Kuwaiti passport (Arabic: جواز السفر الكويتي) is a passport document issued to citizens of Kuwait for international travel.


There are four types of Kuwaiti passports:

  1. Regular passport (blue cover): issued to citizens of Kuwait.
  2. Special passport (green cover): a special passport issued to the Kuwaiti ruling family, members of parliament and high-ranking government officials.
  3. Diplomatic passport (red cover): a diplomatic passport issued to diplomats serving in Kuwaiti embassies abroad and to high-ranking officials from the executive branch.
  4. Article 17 passport (gray cover): a passport issued to the stateless or bedoon population in Kuwait for international travel. This passport does not hold the same visa requirements as the regular Kuwaiti passport.

Visa requirements

In August 2018, Kuwaiti citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 94 countries and territories, ranking the Kuwaiti passport 46th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

See also


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