Kuwait: Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance for Lebanese Citizens
Amid continued political disputes between Lebanon and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has temporarily suspended all new visa issuance for Lebanese citizens effective November 10, 2021.
Note that this suspension is only applicable to new visa applications. Lebanese citizens who are currently resident in Kuwait may continue to exit- and re-enter the country freely and are still eligible to renew their Kuwait residency status.
It remains unknown if any other GCC countries (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) will follow suit and also temporarily suspend visa issuance for Lebanese citizens. Newland Chase continues to monitor the situation in the region closely and will provide any updates as they are announced.