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Get to know with Aspire – Document Legalisation for Kuwaiti visa

Below is a summary of the documents you require legalising in order to apply for a Visa for Kuwait

In order to process your visa/work permit at the Kuwait embassy, there are a number of documents that are essential to be legalised by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Once your documents have been legalised, with apostille stamps affixed, your documents will be accepted by the Kuwait embassy in London, United Kingdom.

If you hold a British passport or a NON British passport with UK residency, It is important to have the following documents prepared when applying for your visa for Kuwait:

  1. Electronic visa – provided by your new employer or Ministry of Interior (MOI) in Kuwait
  2. A Criminal Record Certificate – either a DBS or Police ACRO 
  3. Your passport – Valid for at least 6 months
  4. A recent UK General Medical report – issued by any medical centre or GP


1. Electronic visa – provided by your new employer or ministry of interior in Kuwait

Your electronic visa will be sent to you electronically most likely by your new employer. We will need this in order to obtain the permit to be stamped on your passport.

Is the original required to be sent to us for processing?YESNO*
Does it require Solicitor certification?YESNO
Does it require legalisation from the UK Foreign Office?YESNO
NB* A clear scanned copy can be sent to us in lieu of the original.

The Kuwaiti embassy will stamp on the back of this document, which you will need to present to the immigration officer once you arrive in Kuwait.


2. A criminal record certificate

This can either be the Police ACRO or a DBS certificate

In order to apply for a Police ACRO, please follow the link below:

https://www.acro.police.uk/Police-Certificates

In order to apply for a DBS, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record

You DO NOT need to apply for both, either one of these certificates will suffice towards your visa application

The criminal record certificate must be issued AFTER the date of issue of the work permit, or joining family permit from Kuwait. If you apply for this before, the Kuwaiti authorities will reject your application.

Is the original required to be sent to us for processing?YESNO
Does it require Solicitor certification?YES*NO
Does it require legalisation from the UK Foreign Office?YESNO
NB* The DBS certificate will require Solicitor Certification, but the Police ACRO will not.


3. Your passport – Valid for at least 6 months

Your original passport will be required in order for us to process your work permit. The embassy will stamp on the next available blank page.

Please note, it is very important the passport number matches with the electronic visa permit. 

Is the original required to be sent to us for processing?YESNO
Does it require Solicitor certification?YESNO
Does it require legalisation from the UK Foreign Office?YESNO


4. A recent UK General Medical report – issued by any medical centre or GP

The medical report cannot be more than 3 months from the date of issue when applying for your permit. The medical report must provide results of each of the tests listed below and also describing the general health to show that the applicant is fit for work in Kuwait. 

Candidates with positive results will be considered unfit, and therefore have their application rejected.

Tests for adults:

CONFIRMATION TESTTESTTYPE OF TEST
Sputnum for AFB (direct smear)CBC + ESRPPDX – Ray ChestChest for Tuberculosis
Western BlotELISA Third GenerationHIV
No need to do PCR or HBV MarkersHBsAg Positive or ReactiveHBV
No need to do PCRHCVAb Positive or ReactiveHCV
Immunochromatographic test (ICT) or Giemsa Stained – Thick Film Microscopy + ve Filariasis
Immunochromatographic test (ICT) or Giemsa Stained – Thick Film Microscopy + ve Malaria
RPRTPHA PositiveVDRL PositiveSyphilis
Pregnancy Test Certificate  
** Tuberculosis – any type
Pulmonary by chest A-Ray showing active or past evidence of old T.B. including minimum fibrosis, calcification and Pleural thickening
Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion
Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis

Is the original required to be sent to us for processing?YESNO
Does it require Solicitor certification?YESNO*
Does it require legalisation from the UK Foreign Office?YESNO
NB* the Medical report is not required to be legalised, however, the embassy will require us to present this report as supporting documents.

If you are travelling with children up to the age of 18, a recent letter from the GP confirming the vaccinations listed below must be provided:

Age of VaccinationVaccination TypeAdministration
Pregnant Mother2 doses of tetanus toxoid in 5th and 7th month for the 1st pregnancyIntramuscular Injective in the deltoid muscle
 1 dose of TT for each next pregnancy (I.M) according to the previous vaccination statusIntramuscular Injective in the deltoid muscle
1st day of Child Birth1st dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh 
 1st dose OPV (Type 1,2,3)2 drops of oral Sabin vaccine
End of 2nd Month of age2nd dose Hepatitis B Vaccine(I.M) Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh 
 2nd dose OPV (Type 1,2,3) oral2 drops of oral Sabin vaccine 
 1st dose DPT (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
 1st dose of Hib (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
End of 3rd Month of ageBCG Vaccine (I.D)Intradermal in the upper lateral part of left arm
End of 4th Month of age3rd dose OPV (Type 1,2,3) oral2 drops of oral Sabin vaccine
 2nd dose DPT (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
 2nd dose of Hib (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
End of 6th Month of age4th dose OPV (Type 1,2,3) oral2 drops of oral Sabin Vaccine
 3rd dose DPT (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
 3rd dose Hib (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
 3rd dose Hepatitis B Vaccine (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
1 year of ageMMR Vaccine (S.C)Subcutaneous in the arm
1 and a half years of ageBooster dose OPV (Type 1,2,3)2 drops of oral Sabin Vaccine
 Booster dose DPT (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
 Booster dose Hib (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
2 years of ageMeningococcal – Meningitis (S.C)Subcutaneous in the arm
2 and a half years of ageOPV (Type 1,2,3) oral2 drops of oral Sabin Vaccine
3 and a half years of ageBooster dose OPV (Type 1,2,3)2 drops of oral Sabin Vaccine
 Booster dose DPT (I.M)Upper middle or mid-anterior of the thigh
4 and a half years of ageOPV (Type 1,2,3) oral2 drops of oral Sabin Vaccine
School EntryBooster dose of MMR (S.C)Subcutaneous in the arm
 BCGIntradermal in the deltoid region for the left arm
10 years oldTd (Tetanus + diph I.M)Intra muscular injection in the deltoid muscle
12 years oldRubella Vaccine for girls (S.C)Subcutaneous in the arm
18 years oldTd (Tetanus + diph I.M)Intra muscular injection in the deltoid muscle


How long will the whole process take?

Including having your Criminal record legalised by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the whole process will take 4 working days.

How will you return my documents?

We will return your documents via Royal Mail Special Delivery to ensure it arrives the next working day

How should I send my documents to you?

If you are based in the UK, we advise Royal Mail Special Delivery. Alternatively, you can also drop your documents off to us in person.

What is the cost for getting all of these documents completed?

The only document that will require legalising will be the Criminal Record, this will cost £120 for the police ACRO or £130 for the DBS Certificate. In order for us to process the passport visa, it will cost £200. The Medical and electronic visa are supporting documents. The total cost will be £320 or £330 and this includes tracked and signed Special Delivery back to your UK address.

You can start by visiting our Kuwaiti attestation page below:

https://aspireattestation.com/kuwait/

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