Kuwait calls on its citizens to legally obtain Schengen visas

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged citizens of Kuwait planning to hold Schengen visas to submit the visa application through the offices approved by the relevant embassies, according to a report by Al-Qabas.

In addition, the ministry stressed in a statement the importance of submitting the visa application before a sufficient travel date several months in advance, emphasizing the submission of all necessary documents to the office, approved by embassy, ​​reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The same ministry also noted that citizens should remain committed to the appointment date provided by the embassy-approved office to avoid delays in the visa issuance process, as well as the importance of following the periodic bulletins issued by embassies from time to time. time. The ministry also issued that citizens should ensure that information is only obtained from their official sources.

Recently, the Council of the European Union announced that the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) had approved the negotiating mandate on the liberalization of short-stay visas for citizens of Kuwait.

According to a press release, the Council stressed that on the basis of the mandate, the presidency would enter into negotiations with the European Parliament.

In addition, the Council of the EU confirmed the Commission’s proposal to provide for the visa waiver for citizens of Kuwait planning to travel to European Union countries for a period of 90 days over a period of 180 days.

The Council has thus taken the first step towards the liberalization of visas with Kuwait and Qatar, which should apply after the conclusion of bilateral agreements with these countries, in particular to guarantee the maintenance of the full reciprocity of this exemption for citizens of the EU,” the statement read. Notes from the Council.

Recently, Kuwait’s Ambassador to the European Union, Jasem Al-Budaiwi, welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to abolish visa requirements for Kuwaiti citizens.

Al-Budaiwi called EU decision ‘momentous day for Kuwait’; citizens of this country will now be able to travel without a visa.

“The people of Kuwait are increasingly looking to Europe and all EU member states for tourism, education, health, investment, business and much more. This breakthrough will positively facilitate this trend and ensure that Kuwait remains an important partner,” underlined the ambassador.

As soon as the Council of the EU gives the green light, Kuwaiti nationals will be able to travel to all EU member states as well as countries in the Schengen zone for short stays of 90 days out of 180 days.

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