Expatriates in Kuwait must get an iqama (or visa) when their child is born in the country. It a dependent Kuwait visa or iqama for the child.
Requirements for New Born Child Kuwait Visa
- The father can sponsor his child’s residence.
- No minimum salary requirement.
- Official birth certificate for the child
How to obtain an Expatriate’s New Born Child certificate?
The hospital where the child was born will advise a written notification of the birth. The hospital will provide the address. It is written in Arabic. If the parents do not speak and write in the language, the child’s name will be written phonetically in Arabic.Other documents required for the birth certificate are:
- Application form
- Photocopies of parents’ passport
- Photocopies of parents’ civil IDs
- Authenticated marriage contract
- Proposed first name of the child
Procedures for the New Born Birth Certificate
- Submit application form and requirements at the registry.
- Pay the fee amounting to 10KD.
- Pick up the birth certificate at the registry after 7 days.
Procedures for the New Born Kuwait Visa, Passport and Residency
To obtain residency for the child, his name must be added to the parent’s passport.
Another way is to obtain a separate passport for the child, which is a more common option. If a child has his own passport, he can travel without his parent if necessary.
A requirement for a child’s passport is a certified translation of the child’s birth certificate, and other non-Arabic embassies require an authenticated certificate by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait.
When the child’s name is added to the parent’s passport, or when he obtains his own passport, a child’s residence can be obtained. There are no special procedures for obtaining a new born child’s residence. The fee for actual residence application is 10KD per year.
Parents on domestic servant visas are not allowed to keep their child in Kuwait. He or she must obtain an exit visa for the child. Parents can apply for an exit visa from the Ministry of the interior. There is no fee for the exit visa.
Other Requirements for Kuwait Residence Visa
The employee is required to provide a medical certificate issued by an embassy-accredited clinic. For some nationalities, a good conduct certificate (sometimes called police clearance). At Kuwait, another round of local medical tests are required. A fingerprint certificate will be issued to completely process the Kuwait residence visa.