Kuwait

  • All shipments to Kuwait must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin together with an original, signed invoice and both must be certified by the AICC. The AICC will arrange document legalisation with the Kuwaiti Embassy in London.
  • All shipments for Kuwait must be legalised
  • Health & Vet Certificates and Halal Certificates are often required
  • Certificates of Conformity and BSI standards are often required for electrical goods and building materials
  • All personal documentation must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Item Embassy Fees
Certificate of Origin €90
Invoice €60
Packing List €90
All other documents €45

Kuwait Fact File

Country Name:
State of Kuwait

Population:
3 million (July 2020 est.)

Population Growth:
1.27% (2020 est.)

Languages:
Arabic (official), English (Commercial)

Currency:
Kuwait Dinar (KD) = 1,000 fils

Capital:
Kuwait City

Business Hours:
Government offices 07:00 to 14:00 (Saturday to Wednesday)
Banks 08:00 to 13:00 (Sunday to Thursday)
Reduced hours during Ramadan
Hours vary during Summer/Winter

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce

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