Ambassador Dr Swaika ‘inaugurates’ new Indian Consular Application Centre, Jahra

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KUWAIT CITY, April 1: Ambassador of India to Kuwait, H.E. Dr. Adarsh Swaika inaugurated a new Indian Consular Application Centre (ICAC) at Jahra, Kuwait on 1 April 2024, says a press release issued by the embassy. The new ICAC will also be managed by embassy’s outsourcing partner M/s BLS International. The Jahra ICAC will be the 4th such ICAC in Kuwait. The other three are in Kuwait City, Fahaheel and Jleeb.

2. Starting from 1 April 2024, the Consular, Passport and Visa services will operate as per the details indicated below:-

3. The Jahra ICAC is another step towards facilitating Indian visas for Kuwaitis as well as various consular services for Indian nationals (including Amnesty-related travel documents) residing in areas of Jahra and its neighbouring areas upto Abdali. The new facility is expected to further streamline the application process, reduce waiting time, and ensure a seamless experience for all applicants. It is part of Government of India’s steadfast commitment to make public services more accessible, hassle-free and technology-driven.

4. It may be noted that the number of Kuwaiti visitors to India have been increasing over the years. The Embassy issues multiple-entry Indian tourist visas generally within a day to Kuwaiti and third country nationals. In the year 2023, around 10000 visas were issued by the Embassy.

5. For more information and updates on the services offered at the new Consular Application Centre, please visit Embassy’s official website (www.indembkwt.gov.in) or website of M/s BLS (www.blsinternational. com/India/kuwait/)

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