The Embassy team and its tasks

I. Shri Sunil Jain, Ambassador

His objective is to strengthen and deepen further the friendly ties between India and Kuwait and to attend to the welfare of 9.2 lakh members of Indian community in Kuwait. He supervises all work relating to political, economic & commercial, community welfare, consular/ passport/ visa, administration, press & information and culture.

Telephone Numbers
Office :22543000
Mobile :97203636

E-mail : [email protected]
He is closely assisted by:-

(i) Shri Ashok Kumar Sahoo, (Personal Assistant to Ambassador)

(Tel No. 22543000 )
E-mail : [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

(ii) Mr. Abdulla Kollorath, Social Secretary

(Tel No.22561276 & Mobile: 66577835)
E-mail : [email protected]

II. Shri Shubashis Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission, HOC and Appellate Authority

He supervises the work relating to Administration, Establishment, Consular, Visa & Labour Wings.
He is also the Appellate Authority under the Right to Information Act.

Telephone Numbers :
Office : 22510891
Mobile : 97229942
E-mail : [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected];
He is assisted by:-

(i) Mrs. Rajni Verma, Attache/ PS

Office : 22510891

(ii) Miss Hend I.K. Shiha, Interpreter

(Tel No. 22530600 Extn.215; e-mail: [email protected])
Translation of all types of incoming and outgoing Notes Verbale from Arabic to English and vice versa and assist Visa / Labour / Consular Wings for interpretation; Preparation of documents for Visa, Residency, ID cards, Driving License, Registration of Cars for Embassy Officers and Custom papers etc. or any other work may be specified by the HOC / Administration. Translation work for all Wings, as required.

(iii) Mr. Azizur Rahman, Interpreter

(Tel No. 22530600 Extn.215; e-mail: [email protected])
Preparing Daily Press Round-up (of 13 Arabic Newspapers received in Embassy). Screening of Arabic Magazines and putting up a report. Weekly analysis of the press coverage in the Arabic Newspapers about India or bilateral relations. Compilation of bilateral issues and other topics required by FS(Pol)/SS(Pol).

LABOUR WING

Mrs. Anita Chatpalliwar, Attache(Labour)

She deals with attestation of work agreements of private sector workers (Visa 18) and complaints of private sector workers (Visa 18).

Telephone Numbers:
Office :22530409 Mob: 97264247
E-mail : [email protected]

Shri Amresh Kumar, Assistant Section Officer (Labour II)

He also deals with attestation of work agreements of private sector workers (Visa 18) and complaints of private sector workers (Visa 18)..

Telephone Numbers:
Office :22562151, 22530600 Ext. 234
Mob: 65051925
E-mail : [email protected]

Shri Ashish Misra, Junior Secretariat Assistant (Labour I)

He deals with matters relating to domestic workers (Visa 20)..
Telephone Numbers:
Office : 22573902, 22530600 Ext. 235
Mob: 65051925
E-mail : [email protected]

VISA WING

Mr. Arvind Srivastava, Assistant Consular Officer (Visa)

22530600 Extn-279, MOBILE-99303056
He deals with visa related matters of foreign nationals which includes scrutinizing and processing the Visa applications

Mr. D.K. Tripathi, Assistant Consular Officer (Visa)

22530600 Extn-235
He deals in OCI cards, Surrender and Renunciation Certificates and Visa.

CONSULAR / EDUCATION WINGS

Shri Sanjeev Saklani - Attache (Consular/Education)

He deals with Passport, Attestation and other Consular services like Registration of marriages and births; Power of Attorneys and attestation of various Consular documents.
He also deals with matters pertaining to Indian Schools affiliated to CBSE. Conducting of examination at Indian Universities offering distance education.
Telephone Numbers:
Office : 22530600 Extn-232
Mobile : 97295728
E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected]

POLITICAL / COMMUNITY AFFAIRS / COMMUNITY WELFARE WINGS

 

III Shri Krishan Kumar Pahel, First Secretary (POL/CA/CW)

  • He is responsible for work relating to:
    India-Kuwait bilateral relations at political level.
    Registration and co-ordination with various Indian Associations. Issues relating to Indian Community schools of Kuwait. He deals with the work relating to community welfare, such as, cases pertaining to Indian expatriates undergoing jail sentences or detained in Deportation/Detention centres are looked after by him. The travel document/facilitation, medical emergency/ death case for destitute Indians are dealt by him. Reports of thefts, robberies, assault & damages to property of Indian nationals are to be brought to his notice.
    He is the Community Welfare Officer dealing with death cases, issuing of Emergency Certificates and Registration of Deaths.
    He is also the Chief Public Information Officer under RTI Act.
    Telephone Numbers :
    Office : 22533315
    Mobile : 97229948
    E-mail : [email protected]

  • Shri Yashwant Chatpalliwar, Second Secretary (Political)

  • He is responsible for work relating to India-Kuwait bilateral relations at political level.
    He is also the Public Information Officer under RTI Act.

  • Telephone Numbers :
    Office : 22523304
    Mobile : 97229915
    E-mail : [email protected]

    COMMUNITY WELFARE WING

    Mr. B.K. Sinha, Assistant Community Welfare Officer

    Mobile-97291468
    Deals with cases relating to Jails, detention centres, deportation centre, hospitals and processing of their complaints. He also takes up legal cases of Indians and locals, who come to the Embassy with complains against Indian expatriates, theft, drug, mobile fraud cases & other miscellaneous community welfare matters.
    Telephone Numbers:
    Office :22562037 (Direct) 22530600-Extn-237
    Mobile :97291468
    E-mail : [email protected]

    Ms. G. Lavanya, Local staff member


    Mobile-94419819 Deals with registration of Deaths. Liaison with employer/sponsor of the deceased for completion of local formalities for transportation of the mortal remains to India. She is in touch with local authorities for identification of the unclaimed dead bodies and is responsible for giving updates on death cases to family members & relatives. The compensation related cases are also looked after by her.

    Mr. Mohammad Ashfaq Durrani, Local Staff member

    Mobile-66680031
    Visits to male and female deportation centres for issue of travel documents, to expedite procedures for deportation of Indians under detention, visits to detention centres (Duaral Azam) for issue of travel documents to Indians under custody, meet Indians under detention and issuing Emergency certificates to Indian detainees for their repatriation.

    Mr. Mujib Kollarath, Local Staff member

    22530600 Extn-243, Mobile-97610246
    He deals with Immigration Offices, Police stations, Air Lines. He goes to Central Mortuary for collecting the list and identifying unclaimed dead bodies of Indian nationals and also to get clearance for despatch of mortal remains to India or local burial as per the wishes of the family members of the deceased.

    Shri Sajan Varghese, Local Staff member

    22530600 Extn-223, Mobile-99896053
    Hospital visits for meeting the patients (destitutes) and deals with hospital authorities, and family members of the patient to make arrangements for repatriation of patients to India.

    COMMERCIAL / PRESS, INFORMATION, CULTURE WINGS

    (V) Shri Bhoop Singh Bisht, Attache (COM/PIC)

    He deals with trade enquiries, trade and commercial disputes, circulation of tender from India and Kuwait, trade exhibitions, fairs, seminars, buyers-seller meets, attestation of commercial documents, handling visits of trade and commercial delegation from India and Kuwait. Co-operation in the field of hydrocarbon, investment, double taxation, science & technology, medial and liaison with the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Oil, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Finance, etc. for various bilateral engagements.
    He also deals with press related work, interaction with journalists, looking after Embassy Library and issuing books to schools and colleges, organizing Cultural Events etc.

    Telephone Numbers:
    Office : 22528358
    Mobile : 97229917
    E-mail : [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

    PIC Wing


    Telephone Number: Office : 22531716
    E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

    DEFENCE WING

    VI. Colonel Gurpal Singh, Defence Attache based in Riyadh

    He is responsible for promoting Defence relations between Kuwait and India.
    Contact details : 00966-1-4884038 (O), 00966-1-4809519 (FAX), 00966-1-4884951 (R), Mobile-0096654429559 & Mail [email protected]

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    Embassy of India

    Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street
    P.O. Box 1450, Safat-13015, Kuwait
    Phone:22530600 , 22530612 - 14<
    Fax +965 2525811
    Embassy working hours: 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs Consular section working day:
    Sunday - Thursday

    Working Hours

    Affidavit/ Attestation: Submission: 07:45 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 16:00 Delivery: * Normally 45 minutes after submission of document
    Passport: Please visit for Timing and Location www.kw.ckgs.in/

    Indian Passport & Visa Service Centre

    Sharq
    Behbahani Tower, 17th Floor,
    Sharq, Kuwait
    Call : 22440392
    Passport Collection : 22440393

    Fahaheel

    Complex Kais Alghanim, 4th Floor,
    Mecca Street in front of Al Anood Complex,
    Fahaheel, Kuwait
    Call : 22909229

    Jleeb Al Shuyoukh

    2nd Floor, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh Block 1,
    Street 1, Xcite building, Kuwait
    Call : 24342428

    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 Sunday through Thursday and between 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs on Fridays and Saturdays.