How to Apply for Residence Permit (Civil Sector) in Kuwait

How to Apply for Residence Permit (Civil Sector) in Kuwait



  1. Visit the Department of Immigration.
  2. Bring along with you the required documents.
  3. Submit the required documents.
  4. Fill up the residence application form.
    Residence Application Form
  5. Pay the fee.

Required Documents

  • work permit issued from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor
  • Health insurance certificate
  • Disease-free certificate
  • Copy of the sponsor’s signature authorization
  • Two (2) personal photos
  • Entrance visas used by employees in the civil sector to enter the country
  • Certificate of police record
  • Original passport of the sponsored and a copy

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Interior
Telephone Number:


  • Foreigners who will work in Kuwait.
  • Their residence application form must be signed by the sponsor.


Annual fee for granting the issuance of Residence Permit – 10 KD

External Links

General Directorate of Residency – Ministry of Interior – Kuwait › main › eservices › residence
The General Department of Residency is responsible for issuing visas and granting residency for foreigners who wants to come to Kuwait.

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