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Important Notice


The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. 

Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and non-immigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015.  In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new DS-160 online applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015.  Individuals with visa appointments scheduled for June 14-29, 2015 who did not submit their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015 should reschedule their interview appointments via  Individuals who submitted their DS-160 online applications prior to June 9, 2015, should plan to attend their scheduled visa interview appointments.  Those with urgent travel requirements should go to for more information.

Welcome to the Consular Section Visas Unit

The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait provides Non-Immigrant Visa services to Kuwaitis residing anywhere in Kuwait and to third-country nationals residing in Kuwait. Non-Immigrant Visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel. Appointments are required for visa interviews.

The Embassy provides immigrant visa services to anyone residing in Kuwait provided the Department of Homeland Security approves the Immigrant Visa petition first. We do not have a local U.S. Customs and Immigrations Services office at post.

For reference information on the visa process, please visit the information site here. For links to common topics of interest, please click here.

For questions related to visa and consular issues at U.S. Embassy Kuwait, please contact us.  

Hours:  Visa services are available Sunday to Thursday (excluding holidays), and by appointment only. Non-Immigrant Visa interviews are conducted from 7:30-10:00am, while Immigrant Visa interviews are conducted from 1:00-3:00pm. Please note that you will not be admitted into the Embassy if you arrive late for your appointment.  

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  • Cell Phones Not Permitted on Embassy Grounds

    For the safety and security of all applicants and employees, visa applicants are not permitted to bring cell phones or other electronic  devices into the U.S. Embassy. Applicants who bring such devices will be denied entry. Please make arrangements to leave your electronic equipment in a safe location off Embassy grounds during your interview appointment. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

    Due to the extreme weather conditions, we ask that you do not arrive at the Embassy more than 15 minutes before your visa appointment



    New procedures to better serve our customers!

    The U.S. Embassy is changing its visa appointment system, delivery service, and information procedures to provide quality service to our visa customers.
    Beginning August 9th, applicants must schedule all non-immigrant visa appointments through the website,