Kuwait visa at Saudi land border?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Mar 27, 2012 1:36 AM Last Post By: fluffy_bunny
Mar 25, 2012 2:43 AM
Mar 25, 2012 3:30 AM
1yes, but there are extensive requirements to drive through saudi
Mar 25, 2012 3:36 AM
Mar 25, 2012 3:37 PM
3Let me reassure Upton a Saudi Arabia visa very difficult & many tourist have tried even get transit visa to travel though within the kingdom and I have read very few cases people have been grated transit visa but I had wait nearly 40 days for it) other have been denied.
Saudi Arabia list of visas
Family visit visa
If you know someone in Saudi Arabia then possible he can invite you) it has been then though Saudi embassy in home country)
I wish all best lucky – please inform LP members if do get Saudi transit visa.
Maybe Saudi embassies help or maybe not.
Edited by dan30
Mar 25, 2012 11:34 PM
4Forget about Saudi. You will not get through. Visas are next to impossible. It makes your original question null & void.
Mar 26, 2012 12:28 AM
5Hear what you're saying and you could well be correct. People have been successful in getting Saudi transit visas so it's worth a try. I'm in Ethiopia now and hope to be in Sudan in a week or so. Plan is to use the help of a travel agency near the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum for the transit visa.
Back to my question...are visas for Kuwait available at the land border with Saudi Arabia?
Mar 26, 2012 12:48 AM
6Several issues here. Firstly, to get a transit visa for most countries, you need proof of onward travel. Therefore, you cannot get a transit visa without a visa for the next country already in your passport. In this case, you will need the Kuwaiti visa in your passport before you even apply for the Saudi transit one. Countries, like Saudi, will not issue transit visas in the hope that you will get a visa on arrival for any country. So yet again, your question is not valid.
That said, the border visa regulations change all the time. There are indications you can get the Kuwaiti visa at the border, with many regulations. Typically, you will need to be a GCC resident with original iqama.
The other issue is you need to prove that you must drive across Saudi as you have no other option to get the visa. Simply saying, "it would be cool", ain't gonna cut it.
Mar 26, 2012 2:26 AM
7i told yes, they're available but listen to us pal
we live here
they ONLY people I know to get saudi transit visas to drive through saudi live in the gcc and have stamps in their passport to prove it
ditch the car
Mar 26, 2012 8:11 AM
8Thanks for your reply guys.
Yes, in Khartoum I will visit the UAE or Kuwait Embassy for a letter or visa before visiting the Saudi Embassy.
I have a valid visa for Iran in my passport. to get from Sudan to Iran means going via Saudi then UAE (or Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar) unless you suggest I go via Syria or Iraq.
Again, you may be right that I have little or no chance of getting a visa but I must try.
Mar 26, 2012 11:21 AM
Mar 27, 2012 1:16 AM
10Driving through a war zone is "far less hassle" than passing through Saudi Arabia and UAE? Think getting a visa for Syria is automatic now? How about the real risk of getting caught up in the violence in some way? Will you next be advising me to airlift my car to Afghanistan and enter Iran from there? If you're going to give advice people on this forum perhaps use some commonsense first.
Mar 27, 2012 1:36 AM
11Syria is not what the media makes it out to be. I live in Iraq and have a number of associates who travel to Damascus regularly. You wouldn't even notice anything was happening. As long as you avoid Homs, you'll be perfectly fine. The visa for Syria is not a guarantee, but the one for Saudi is impossible. It is a viable option unless you want to ship the car to Iran.
Commonsense? I live in Iraq. I have been to Afghanistan and Somalia. These places are completely doable and not as CNN makes them out to be. As suggested above, this information is coming from people who actually live and work in the regions you are asking about. Not people ho use mass media as travel agents.
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