India and Kuwait have signed an agreement on mutual exemption of entry visa for diplomatic, ‘special’ passports’ and official, applied from February 19, said sources at Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry.

On Wednesday, Kuwait-based daily Al-Anba has quoted sources as saying that the agreement was signed between the governments of both the nations on October 31, 2018.

Citizens of both nations who hold passports will be allowed to enter, exit or transit via the international ports without a visa and also enter the territory of other party without having a visa and residence for up to 60-days, reports source.

It is further authorized that the holders of such passports to extend their stay after the expiry of the time till approval of the competent authorities in accordance with the legal provisions in force, offered that the passports are valid for tenure not less than 6 months from the entry date into the territory of either party.

As per the official figures, Indian at around 700000 make-up for the largest expat community in Kuwait.  

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