Procedure: Visit Visa for Parents (Latest Dec 2017)

posted by Karuna Karan

After a lot of hassle, finally got the visit visas. If you want to bring your parents then your birth certificate else if its wife's, then her birth certificate. Here goes the procedure...

1. Birth Certificate (Original attested from Kuwait embassy in India)

2. Translate Birth Certificate into Arabic

3. Clearance Certificate. Go to Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in Liberation Tower, 1st floor. Original Civil ID of the Sponsor (Self or Wife), 1/2 KD stamp.

4. Get the Arabic translated BC attested. Submit Original BC, Clearance Certificate and translation document. 2 KD stamp. MOJ in Ministry Complex (Opp. to Liberation Tower).

5. Go to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Shuwaikh not Liberation Tower). Get two 5 KD Stamp. In the counter they will attest the original BC and Arabic translation.

6. Go to Jawazat (as per your governate). Submit typed visa application, copies of civil id, isnamel (work permit), passport, residency page, arabic translated BC, visitor passport (parents), relationship affidavit. Take their token after submission to go next day.
In my case, i brought my wife's parents, so included her copies of civil id, passport, residency page as well.
Note: some say no need relationship affidavit from embassy, but they asked and took from me. Don't have to give the original arabic translated BC, keep for future use.

7. Give token at the counter. 3 KD stamp. Follow what they say and collect your Visit Visa.

Hope this helps.

Like 4   DisLike 2
Posted On 12/6/2017 1:43:41 AM by Raj

Thanks for the updates

Posted On 12/6/2017 1:49:03 AM by TT

Thanks for the information.
most difficult task is birth certificate attestation in india

Posted On 12/6/2017 1:57:23 AM by Riyz husain

thanks for info,

what if we dont have birth certificate?

Posted On 12/6/2017 2:44:56 AM by John

This is in which jawazat?
And did you attest the relation affidavit from embassy?

Posted On 12/6/2017 3:36:18 AM by Farhan

from where did u got Clearance Certificate?
did you attest the relation affidavit from embassy?
Salary requirement?

Posted On 12/6/2017 3:44:55 AM by MISKEEN EXPAT


Posted On 12/6/2017 4:37:04 AM by Visit Visa

Thank you for providing such informative feedback.

Could you also please update us on the following
1) Relationship affidavit from Indian embassy need to be attested from Foreign Affairs?
2) Are your parents above 65 years?

Mine got rejected today. I do not know the reason. I submitted today and got the update online. They too ask me the affidavit but i said i have only BC

Posted On 12/6/2017 8:52:26 PM by AJ

For how many months you got visa? 1 or 3?
And which Jawazat?

Please let us know.

Posted On 12/6/2017 9:36:52 PM by Indian

Hai, may I know about visit visa for parents.
1) is it necessary that, birth certificate should be in english? Local language is acceptable?
2) how much is the salary limit?

Posted On 12/6/2017 10:24:17 PM by SD


Yesterday i got vist visa for my parents from farwaniya , I submitted my marriage certificate (Arabic translation with foreign affairs stamp ) instead of birth certificate (parents name already mentioned in the marriage certificate )

Posted On 12/6/2017 10:36:39 PM by QWERTY

Thanks Karuna - nice info :)

Please can you explain what this "Clearance Certificate" is ?

Thnx once again & rgds

Posted On 12/7/2017 12:21:33 AM by SAn

Dear SD,

did they took original Arabic translated certificate?

Posted On 12/7/2017 12:33:33 AM by SD

Dear San

They will not take any orginal certificate. Photostat is required and keep the orginal with you for verification .

Posted On 12/7/2017 2:31:28 AM by Veera

Parents age restriction still applies, what is the age limit
Whose birth certificate ?

Posted On 12/7/2017 3:29:20 AM by Karuna Karan

@John, no need to attest the relationship certificate, actually they don't respect this embassy document anymore.. a document like Birth Certificate with parents name is important. Salary minimum 450 KD I guess.

I don't think they approve if your parents are born before 1950. That's the rule.

@AJ, 3 Months, Tourist, Mishref.

Clearance Certificate is used to proof there is no any legal case on the requester.

Posted On 12/9/2017 12:05:57 AM by RD X

any alternative to apply visit visa for parents if we donot have birth certificate ?

any alternate document for birth certificate ?


Posted On 12/9/2017 9:31:38 PM by AJ


That means we can get Visit visa for Mother in Law by using Attested Marriage certificate? As you know, parents name from both sides are mentioned in that.

Can anybody please clarify?

Posted On 1/3/2018 12:07:07 AM by Amit

In my marriage certificate, only father's name is mentioned from both sides. And I need to apply visit visa for my mother-in-law.
In that case, whether marriage certificate will suffice as MIL's passport has her husband's name and it will proof relationship or this will not work and I have to start working on the birth certificate which will have names of mother and father both?

Pl guide me...

Posted On 1/3/2018 12:32:39 AM by Krish

I also suffered a lot when I was in Kuwait for getting visit visa for my mom, in-laws due to the strict regulations over there.
I am now out of Kuwait after 12 years and in my country where I am staying now, this visit visa is not at all a problem. How much old your parents OR in-laws be

Posted On 1/3/2018 1:16:57 AM by pa

i want to call my parents here and i am on my husbands visa, do i need attested birth certificate of my parents or do i need my attested birth certificate.?

Posted On 1/3/2018 3:17:19 AM by AJ

You need your attested Birth Cert.

By the way, it would be a great help if all those who have applied for visit visa recently can share their experiences here.

Posted On 1/30/2018 6:58:13 AM by SANJEET KUMAR

Hi Karuna

Thanks for providing new visit visa Requirement step by step.

Additionally i have 1 query regarding visit visa for my 12 year old son.I got the visit visa yesterday.

In last year visit visa format it was mentioned clearly that "TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR 3 MONTHS" on bottom part of front side visa.

But in new visit visa format its not mentioned 3 month .They asked me 3KD stamp.In new format visa there is still 2 place to put stamp.Is it means that my son visit visa is for only 1 month and it can be extended up to 3 month?

If any other members can clarify my query then it will be very helpful.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Posted On 1/30/2018 8:18:55 PM by Geo

Hi, what if my birth certificate was issued in kuwait? so you mean to start with step 3?

Posted On 1/30/2018 9:17:49 PM by Indian

Dear Sanjeet,
With respect to your below query, please check behind your visa copy there are different categories of visa issued by Kuwait. Visit visa is for 1 month and Tourist Visa is for 3 month. Check in your visit visa right above the period of entering Kuwait there is a word called "ALGARZ" in Arabic, if it is "SIYAHAAH" the visa is for 3 month if it is "ZIYAARAH" it is for 1 month.

Posted On 2/14/2018 2:35:39 AM by Siva Kumar


i agree and everything is same as u mentioned in New visit visa has one month validity after entering into kuwait. But still yet to know it can be extend further more or not. But i heard once wife/child reach kuwait immigration they will stamp with extended validity date(3months) at the airport itself.

is it true or not? but my guess is i can do renewal as well through jawazzat for further validity..

Posted On 2/14/2018 3:25:40 AM by Visa

Update to visa for parents. No need of birth certificate. Same old procedure is applied back again. Just yesterday got visa for mother in law with relationship affidavit

Posted On 2/14/2018 3:48:27 AM by Jaya

What are the timings of Ministry of Justice and Foreign affairs for birth certificate attestation?
Can I go to Liberation tower for Ministry of Foreign affairs work?
Are they open in evening time? Exact timings?

Pl clarify these if any one knows. Thanks.

Posted On 2/22/2018 12:27:25 AM by Jayce Raju

what about for Sibling and family ??? What document should be provided in this case ???

Posted On 3/2/2018 9:46:20 PM by SN G

@ Visa

For how many months you got the visa.. if you got for 3 months now is it extendable again for parents

Posted On 3/29/2018 6:01:09 AM by jk

Can somebody please advise if the validity of the visit visa prior to arrival is 3 months or 1 month.

Posted On 3/30/2018 9:03:39 PM by QQ

Visitor must arrive within one month from the date of issue of visa. Once arrive, can stay 3 months.

Posted On 4/3/2018 5:55:52 AM by Prem Dsouza

@ Indian,
my Mother-in-law got Tourist visa, mentioned "ALGARZ as SIYAHAAH" so it means she can stay 3 months from the entry, or is it necessary to go immigration to extend after completing one month. Kindly advise.

Posted On 7/4/2018 1:32:28 AM by Tourist

Did any body got extended their parents Tourist Visa after 3 Months completed, Could you please advice what are proceedings?

Posted On 7/4/2018 2:25:19 AM by adb

why bring parents in this hell, what u are going to show them?

Posted On 12/12/2018 10:59:00 PM by Jai

Got rejected mother visit visa need 600 salary

Posted On 1/16/2019 11:14:46 PM by Anand

I have taken visa for my mother (she is 58) from Ahmadi Jawazat last week. Many people had told me I will not get the visa for parents as I am unmarried. They have issued the visa for 3 months on the basis of Relationship certificate issued by embassy alone without any hassles like birth certificate translations etc. I can share the procedure I followed in detail if anyone is in need.

Posted On 1/17/2019 12:55:04 AM by RS

@Anand - Please let me know the procedure to take Visit Visa for my parents in detail or share your contact number. Thanks in advance.

Posted On 1/17/2019 2:54:03 AM by Sachin Nair

Hi Anand,

How are you doing? Please kindly share details how were you able to get 3 months visit visa for your mother. Currently as per the new rule .. they have stated only 30 days. Also is their age restriction still if yes then what age limit are they allowing the visa for parents ?

Do reply it will help me a lot to plan their travel and tickets.


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