Effective Wednesday, 27 May 2009, collection and submission of Indian passport and visa applications and their delivery to applicants in Kuwait will take place only via two Indian Passport and Visa Service Centres located at the following addresses:
1. Emad Commercial Centre, Basement Floor, Ahmed Al Jaber Street, Sharq, Kuwait City. Telephone: 22470005. Telefax: 22470006.
2. Mujamma Unood, 4th floor, Office No. 25-26 Makka Street, Fahaheel, Kuwait. Telephone: 23912352. Telefax: 23912354.
Both Service Centres will function from 0800 hrs. to 1200 hrs. and 1600 hrs to 2000 hrs. from Sunday to Thursday, and from 1600 hrs. to 2000 hrs. on Saturdays. They will be closed on Fridays and major public holidays. Both Centres are located at venues that are regularly served by public transport and have free parking space available nearby.
An Indian Company, M/S BLS International Visa Services, will operate both Service Centres, which will also offer the following facilities: [a] Information desk; [b] Free distribution of passport and visa application forms; [c] Filling of passport and visa application forms [at nominal charge]; and [d] Photocopy facility [at nominal charge].
A service fee of KD 1.500 for Passport Services and KD 5.000 for Visa Services per application will be charged by M/S BLS International Visa Services, in addition to the Passport and Visa fees of the Government of India.
The website http://www.bls -international.com, which will be functional from Sunday, 24 May 2009, will provide details of all passport and visa services available at both Service Centres. A Consular representative of the Embassy of India, Kuwait, will initially be available at both locations in case of need for any clarification.
Applications for visas on Diplomatic/Official/Special passports as well as for issue of PIO/OCI cards and Emergency Certificates will continue to be accepted directly at the Embassy of India, Kuwait.
Affidavit/Attestation services will also continue to be provided at Embassy of India, Kuwait.