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In short: Come to the airport early, security checks will take longer. You should expect a longer and more serious security check before your departure and after your landing, including questioning about your whereabouts and activities in Iran or Kuwait. If you just visited there, this should be it - your entrance is very highly unlikely to be refused. ...


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Since you need to collect your luggage and check in again, you'll have to go through immigration. According to Timatic, German citizens do need visas to enter Kuwait. The same source also says that you are eligible for a visa on arrival, for a fee of "no more than KWD 3" (€9). If you want to save time while transiting, you could also get an e-visa ...


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Some countries (e.g. UK) will give you a second passport. This way you get all your stamps from one set of countries in one passport, and all your stamps from another set of countries in another.


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Even if Iran's neighbouring countries have good relations with Iran, the question is whether the banking system in the neighbouring countries is liable to the sanctions. Cash withdrawals through ATMs between different banks are handled through interbank networks, many of which exist as standalone networks within a country (as the Wikipedia article linked ...


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If you have a valid US visa in your Kuwaiti passport, you are more than free to visit using the other passport. If asked about other nationalities you can mention your British passport and the reason why you didn't want to use it (I presume you have one, such as the fact that its expired). If you don't have a US visa, you can't use the Kuwaiti passport to ...


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You cannot travel with an expired passport. Once a passport expires, it is no longer a valid travel document (even if it contains a valid visa). As there is no Ghanaian foreign mission in Kuwait, you need to contact the Ghanaian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to renew your passport. Once you have renewed your passport, you need to transfer your Kuwait residency ...


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I visited Israel in August 2012 after having been in Iran in January that year. The first immigration person I got was not happy about the Iranian visa and stamp, and seemed incredulous that I would ever want to go there. He actually said "There is nothing worth seeing in Iran". He asked me a lot of pointed questions, and was slightly aggressive, then sent ...


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They might think it's odd enough to ask you about it, especially in light of the fact that using your Kuwaiti passport means that you cannot use the visa waiver program. But there's nothing illegal about it. As long as you don't appear to be trying to hide anything, you shouldn't expect any significant delay solely because you are using a different country'...


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Bring the old passport with you along with your new passport (hopefully you still have it) and you will be able to enter. This applies to all other countries provided that the page where the visa is not cancelled (usually by writing a big X or by puncturing it in the sides). Update: Always remember to ask the authority to handle you the old passport when ...


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If you have your old passport with you: No problem. You still can use the visa as long as you bring both passports. Even if the passport is cancelled (clipped). If you do not have your old passport with you: Big problem, you need to visit the Kuwaiti embassy to issue a new visa.


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There are 5 HI hostels in Kuwait, including one in Kuwait City: http://www.hihostels.com/guide/HI-Hostels-Guide-Kuwait.pdf Apparently the price for HI members is 3 KD/night, or around US$10. Not too shabby. Guest workers almost always stay in company dormitories, which don't cater to random travellers. And you'd probably want to avoid them anyway unless ...


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I don't think any stamps will be an issue for the Israeli authorities. They might ask about it, but don't expect trouble if its obvious you were just visiting for holidays. It is obviously safest to check with your local Israeli embassy though.


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Your host is correct. The scanned copy of your visa allows the airline to board you. The actual visa is collected as the visa collection desk at Kuwait airport. There are two desks - one at the arrivals hall for your meeting party to drop the original, and there is one before immigration for you to collect the same paper. Once you arrive in Kuwait, follow ...


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Most GCC member states (with the exception of Saudi Arabia) allow permanent residents of GCC countries to get a visa on arrival. If you are on a visit visa, then you will have to apply separately. There are no GCC-wide visas (like the schengen) or reciprocal policies between countries. In other words, you need a visa for each country you visit. To prevent ...


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Yes, you are almost free to move within GCC countries as long as you are on a permanent visa (work visa) in one of the GCC countries (except Saudi Arabia). Rules are little different from one country to another but in general you will get a temporary visa upon arrival. Bear in mind that not all job titles are allowed. The following links have information for ...


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You don't need a visa, as airside transit is visa free in Kuwait. However, I would insist that the airline accommodate you (I assume you are flying Kuwait Airways), because the Kuwait Airport has zero facilities for an overnight stay. The airport is open 24 hours (one of the few places in Kuwait that is), but there are no facilities for long term transits. ...


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You will need a transit visa. As a foreign resident of a GCC country you still require a visa to leave the airport, or have a transit time of more than 24 hours, only people who are citizens of GCC countries are exempt from visas. You are able to obtain the visa at the airport for KD2. Although citizens of GCC countries can travel to Kuwait visa-free, ...


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The DFA has no authority to cancel or reactivate your Kuwait visa; only the Kuwait Embassy in the Philippines or the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait has the authority to do that. The other situation where you visa gets cancelled is if you are out of the country for more than 6 months without a special exception/approval (these exceptions are provided mainly ...


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You have a UK passport due to expire in 5 1/2 months and are travelling to a country where 6 months validity is required. At the time of your arrival, your passport will have 5 months remaining until expiry. There is a very slim discretionary zone in Kuwait for entering without a valid passport as they define it. They might forgive a day or so if you are ...


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Here is your procedure: At the check-in counter at Kuwait - show your Bosnian passport (otherwise, you won't get your boarding pass). At Kuwait immigration, show your Egyptian passport - otherwise you won't get authorization to leave; this is the passport that will be stamped with your exit out of Kuwait. At the departure gate, show the Egyptian passport. ...


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Kuwait's system is similar to what has been deployed in the UAE. It allows you to apply online for the visa, and then collect it (rather, get it stamped or entered) when you arrive at the border. The process is outlined at this page; along with the restrictions and approvals. You can apply on your own (start here), you don't need a sponsor to apply on ...


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No you do not. Kuwait offers visa free transits. For transits of 8 hours or more, you will be accommodated at the airside transit hotel. The timatic database confirms with the following: Transit - Kuwait (KW) TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in ...


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You'll be fine. Just bring both passports with you and show them at check-in and to immigration. Bringing a marriage/name change certificate won't hurt. Note that I'm assuming your old passport is expired/cancelled now. If it's still valid, then you don't even need to show them the new one, although the airline may still want to see it due to passport ...


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For Kuwait no visa is required for: Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. according to SkyTeam. For Turkey either change settings at SkyTeam above or "no" - see Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?


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My latest understanding is that transit visas are currently blocked in Saudi Arabia for non-nationals, but you can try your luck at the Saudi Embassy visa office, they may have the latest updates. You will need to obtain a transit visa for Saudi Arabia, for all passengers on the trip. To obtain the transit visa, you'll need to obtain first a UAE visa (it is ...


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Nope - no transit visa required for a 1h40 transit in Kuwait en route to the USA as an Indian citizen. / 07APR16 / 1828 UTC National India (IN) Transit Kuwait (KW) Destination USA (US) TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. In case of transit ...


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You will need a 3-day transit visa. At present, this is the only way for westerners to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as independent tourists. (Excluding a sub-18 hour air transit.) The visa must not be endorsed "Entry by air only". Unfortunately, I don't think this category of visa is open to you unless you are a resident in one of the Gulf Cooperation ...


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It simply means: Length + Height + width The total of that should not exceed the allowed size. In your case it is 115 cm. BTW that's called linear length.


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This question has been answered correctly by Burhan Khalid, however I had a strange experience while travelling and thought it would be worth Sharing here. I had the scanned copy in hand and I reached the airport only to find that the Airline would refuse to board me. The reason given is that, for Indian travellers, Kuwait airways (and a few other ...


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In general it is fairly common to have a visa which expires later than the passport it was originally inserted into. When this happens, you typically need to travel with both your old and new passports, and show both when you enter the country for which you need the visa. You shouldn't need to do anything at your home country's office (where you got your ...


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