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Kuwait – Germany sign visa waiver for diplomatic and service passports
March 15, 2017, 11:50 am

A press release from the German embassy in Kuwait notes that after several years of negotiations, a Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Service passports between Germany and Kuwait was signed on 13 March, 2017.

The agreement was signed by German Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Karlfried Bergner, and Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah. The ceremony was attended by various dignitaries and members of the German Embassy and Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The signing of the bilateral agreement was an important first step to simplify travel-procedures for Diplomatic and Service passport holders of both countries and will now be followed by implementing this agreement into national law in both countries, after which it will become effective in a couple of months.

The press release added that until the visa waiver becomes law, all holders of Kuwaiti passports are still required to obtain a visa before traveling to Germany.

The press note from the embassy underlined that holders of regular private Kuwaiti passports are not included in this visa waiver agreement and do still need a visa for Germany and the Schengen States.

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