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Information about Residing in Kuwait

Residing in Kuwait

General Information for U.S. Citizens in Kuwait

The information provided in each link below is a general guide based on information provided to the U.S. Embassy by the relevant local authorities and is therefore up-to-date and accurate to the extent that such authorities provide us with timely and accurate information. Accordingly the U.S. Embassy does not guarantee that this information is accurate and will not be held liable for any inaccuracies in this information. U.S. Citizens should also contact the relevant local authorities or offices to be sure of the requirements for the service they are seeking.

Kuwait-Specific Links

Working in an overseas environment can present U.S. citizens and their employers with unique challenges.  From residence permits to medical evacuation insurance, there are many things for you to keep in mind.  We hope that the following links will provide some assistance.

We encourage you to view country-specific information on Kuwait at the site. Please click here for more information.

Kuwait Government websites (Arabic with some English available):

For information on residence permit applications:

For information relating to driver licenses, traffic tickets, and fines:  

For information relating to legal issues, including debts and travel bans:

For general information and links within the Kuwait Government:

For information about Kuwaiti visas, or inquiries from the U.S.:

Disclaimer:  The inclusion of external links on this page does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the views contained therein.  The U.S. Embassy is not responsible in any way for the content of these external links.