KUWAIT CITY, March 27: The agreement signed by the governments of Kuwait and India on the mutual exemption of entry visa for diplomatic, official and ‘special’ passports has been implemented from Feb 19, 2019 on the basis of Article 12, Paragraph 1, of the agreement, reports Al-Anba daily quoting diplomatic sources at Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The sources said the agreement was signed between the governments of Kuwait and India on Oct 31, 2018. The first article stipulates that the passports that are subject to its provisions are diplomatic, official and what the sources called ‘special’.
Under Article 2 states citizens of both countries who hold the passports referred to in the preceding Article shall be allowed to enter, exit or transit through the international ports without a visa and enter the territory of the other party without obtaining a visa and residence for up to 60 days.
Article 4 of the Agreement authorizes the holders of such passports to extend their stay after the expiry of the period after the approval of the competent authorities in accordance with the legal provisions in force, provided that the passports are valid for a period not less than 6 months from the date of entry into the territory of either party.