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 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.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
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