Yesterday a family member needed to renew their passport so we went to the newly opened Cox and Kings Global Services office in Sharq to submit an application. The visa and passport services of the Indian Embassy have been moved from BLS International to Cox and Kings.
The good thing about the move is that they’re now in 3 locations in Kuwait so that makes it easier for those living in the suburbs. We went to the branch in Behbehani Complex in Sharq and got our work done in less than 15 minutes.
They’ve got a whole bunch of value added services [link] including passport delivery which I think is quite convenient if you don’t have the time to go there or work in a double shift job. There are 6 counters to submit your applications and a mini snack counter that also serves coffee.
Here are the locations; Sharq, Fahaheel and Jleeb Al Shuyoukh (for some reason many Indians refer to Jleeb Al Shuyoukh as Shuwaikh)
Going to the Indian Embassy is often a dreaded task for me since it involves waiting for hours(in my mind) in the queue at the gate and then making a mad dash to the counters and then hurrying back and forth for the affidavits. This time around I had to get new passports for my wife and daughter and found out that some of the tasks of the embassy are now being carried out by BLS International in Sharq and Fahaheel.
It didn’t take more than 5 minutes between the time it took me to get a token and my number being called. I had the same experience 4 days later when I went to collect the new passports. They have at least 4 people running the counters simultaneously and I didn’t spend more than 10 minutes in total. Their timing is convenient too, so you can pick up your documents or submit an application after work 😀
BLS International website [Link]
Emad Commercial Center, Basement floor, Ahmed Al Jaber Street, Sharq, Kuwait city
Telephone: 22986607 – Telefax: 22470006
Mujamma Unood, 4th floor, Office no. 25-26, Makka Street, Entrance 5, Fahaheel, Kuwait