Message for U.S. Citizens: Guidelines for Departing and Arriving Passengers

July 6, 2020 Kuwait International Airport plans to resume inbound and outbound commercial flights at 30 percent capacity on August 1.  Please read the guidelines below for departing and arriving passengers starting on August 1.  At this time, the Embassy is unaware of further details, including whether U.S. citizen residents and visitors will be able ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Qatar Airways Flights to United States Continue through July 31; Resumption of Commercial Flights from August 1

June 30, 2020 Qatar Airways will continue to operate outbound flights from Kuwait to Doha with connections to several U.S. cities through July 31.  Currently, U.S. destinations include Chicago, Dallas, New York, Washington, DC, Boston, and Los Angeles.  For the most updated information and reservations, please visit  qatarairways.com. Passengers driving directly to the airport to depart ... Read More»

Health Alert – Phase Two Begins on Tuesday, June 30; Reduced Nationwide Partial Curfew

 Location: Kuwait  Event: Effective Tuesday, June 30, the Government of Kuwait will transition from Phase One to Phase Two of Kuwait’s five-phased reopening plan. During Phase Two, a 9-hour curfew is in effect from 8:00pm until 5:00am.  While each phase is expected to last for three weeks, the Government of Kuwait has indicated that phases ... Read More»

Ambassador Romanowski Discusses a Wide Range of Bilateral and Regional Issues with Al-Nahar Newspaper

Visa Issues The recent suspension of certain work visas for overseas hires will not have a significant impact on applicants from Kuwait since very few people in Kuwait apply for these types of visas.  The tourist, business, exchange, and student visas most people use to travel to the U.S. are not affected. Although the Embassy ... Read More»

Ambassador Romanowski Discusses the CT 2019 & TIP 2020 Reports with Al-Anba Newspaper

• According to the Country Reports on Terrorism 2019, the ongoing Gulf dispute had a negative impact on countering Iran’s threats. Does Iran still pose a threat to countries in the region?  The Iranian regime continues to foment violence, both directly and through proxies, in Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Iran views the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Remarks Attributed to Ambassador Romanowski in Iraqi Media Outlets

Remarks attributed to U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski in the Iraqi media today were a malicious fabrication.  Ambassador Romanowski gave no such interview and the purported ‘news’ originates from a website created to spread false information.  The Ambassador has not discussed Iraq with the Kuwait News Agency or any other media outlet, whether here ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 Elections

June 24, 2020 There are only 132 days left until the November 3 General Election! Celebrate democracy this Fourth of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections. In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application ... Read More»

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Interview with Al-Rai Newspaper on the Caesar Act & COVID-19

Caesar Act  As the US Caesar Act comes into force, imposing sanctions on governments and individuals who deal with the Syrian regime, to what extent will this affect your relations with ally countries who currently enjoy economic and strategic relations with the Syrian regime, including the GCC countries and Kuwait? The Syrian conflict not only ... Read More»

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Interview with Al-Anba Newspaper on the Caesar Act, GCC Rift, Kuwait’s Diplomacy, & Religious Freedom

What’s your latest information on the GCC reconciliation efforts, and how effective is the U.S.-Kuwaiti mediation which was recently announced by the Qatari FM? Since the beginning of the Gulf dispute over three years ago, Kuwait, under HH the Amir’s leadership, has demonstrated thoughtful and sustained leadership in working towards unity among GCC countries.  A ... Read More»

مقابلة السفيرة ألينا رومانوسكي مع الأنباء حول قانون (قيصر) والأزمة الخليجية

التوصل إلى حلّ دائم للنزاع بين دول مجلس التعاون وتوافر الوحدة بين الدول الأعضاء مفتاح لإحلال الاستقرار والأمن الإقليميين ملتزمون بتعزيز الحريات الدينية حول العالم والكويت تتمتع بتاريخ طويل من التسامح والقبول الديني أهنئ الكويت لاعترافها بكنيسة السيد المسيح لقديسي الأيام الأخيرة ونشجع الحكومة على اتخاذ خطوات مماثلة تجاه الطوائف الدينية الأخرى نقدّر وبشدة إسهامات ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Limited Consular Services

June 17, 2020 As global conditions evolve and U.S. states begin to reopen, the Department of State has resumed passport operations in phases.  For more information on updated passport operations in the United States, please click here . The processing and shipping of new, full-validity passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) have resumed on a limited ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Economic Impact Payment Form

June 15, 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken steps to help American taxpayers during the global COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may qualify for the Economic Impact Payment program. As a reminder, if you believe you are entitled to an economic payment AND have not received a direct deposit AND you listed a local Kuwaiti ... Read More»

The partnership between the US & Kuwait grows stronger, even during the COVID outbreak.

The partnership between the US & Kuwait grows stronger, even during the COVID outbreak. In an unprecedented event, two U.S. military medical and dental professionals are now licensed to practice in Kuwait.‬ This is a major step towards the interoperability of our militaries and serves to stengthen a histotically cooperative relationship. Read More»

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski Discusses WHO, COVID-19 and US-Kuwait Relations with Al-Anba Newspaper

What’s the reason behind recent tensions between the US and WHO? President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the WHO because of  its mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.  The WHO lacks the structure to ensure accurate information and transparent data sharing from members, which makes it vulnerable to misinformation and political influence. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Appointments Available for Passport and Notarial Services

June 2, 2020 Due to COVID-19, the State Department’s passport processing centers have been closed since April. As such, the processing and shipping of new, full-validity passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) have been suspended worldwide until further notice. The Embassy understands the challenges this has posed for individuals who need a new, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Qatar Airways Continues to Operate Flights to United States through June 30

May 27, 2020 Qatar Airways will continue to operate outbound flights from Kuwait to Doha with connections to select U.S. cities through June 30.  For the most updated information and reservations, please visit  qatarairways.com. All other flight announcements will be sent to  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  registrants, posted on the  Embassy website , and amplified by the Embassy’s social media platforms. Reminder: ... Read More»

Working Together and Doing Our Best in a Time of Crisis: Ambassador Romanowski’s First 100 Days in Kuwait

Ramadan Kareem! Just about 100 days ago, I arrived in Kuwait as the U.S. Ambassador, eager to begin our next chapter in the long partnership between our countries.  My most memorable moment from those first days was when I presented my credentials to His Highness the Amir.  While we discussed many issues, our conversation focused ... Read More»

The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the power and resilience of the ... Read More»

U.S. air-quality monitoring protects people worldwide

U.S. embassies are monitoring air pollution in dozens of cities around the world and disseminating air-quality data in real-time. This information allows citizens to protect themselves from air pollution, a leading cause of death. As the United States celebrates air-quality improvements in American cities during Air Quality Awareness Week, May 4–8, the U.S. State Department ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski congratulates the journalists and media professionals of Kuwait. The #COVID-19 pandemic has made accurate and timely news even more critical. She also commends the Kuwaiti press for keeping us informed during these challenging and uncertain times. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting from Kuwait during COVID-19

April 30, 2020 As a result of COVID-19, many changes are occurring in the election community.  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is working closely with partners at state and local election offices to provide assistance for voters experiencing international mail disruptions, shifting election dates, and other potential effects on the 2020 election cycle related ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kuwait commends the Kuwaiti Government for making significant improvements to its intellectual property protection and enforcement regime

These improvements are recognized in the United States Trade Representative’s 2020 Special 301 report published on April 29, 2020. The Special 301 Report is an annual study of global intellectual property protection and enforcement systems.  The 2020 report removes Kuwait from the Priority Watch List – a very important achievement.  Kuwait remains on the Watch ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Gulf Air to Begin Flights to London on May 12

April 29, 2020 Gulf Air will operate multiple flights from Kuwait to London (Heathrow Airport) via Bahrain starting on May 12.  The cost of a one-way ticket starts at KD 86.150. Only one-way tickets are available.  Heathrow Airport is currently operational with onward flight connections to multiple U.S. destinations.  Passengers will be responsible for all ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Deadline to Express Interest in Possible Kuwait Airways Flight to New York City

April 28, 2020 As a reminder, Kuwait Airways is gauging interest in a commercial flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents later this week to New York City (JFK International Airport).  The cost of the flight will be similar to the previous Kuwait Airways flight to the United States, which was approximately KD ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Kuwait Airways Flight to New York City Later this Week

April 27, 2020 Kuwait Airways is gauging interest in a commercial flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents later this week to New York City (JFK International Airport).  The cost of the flight will be similar to the previous Kuwait Airways flight to the United States, which was approximately KD 300 per ticket.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Amnesty for U.S. Citizen Residency Violators Begins This Week

April 26, 2020 As a reminder, Ministerial Decision 288 gives foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, who do not have a residence permit or whose residency expired on or before March 1, 2020 the option to depart Kuwait before April 30, 2020 without paying overstay fines.  This amnesty offer for residency violators also includes a flight ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion. In the United States, under normal circumstances, many mosques, homes, and community centers ... Read More»

No COVID-19 cases among U.S. Military Individuals in Kuwait

22/04/2020 KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) — The US Embassy on Wednesday noted that “contrary to previous press reports, no U.S. military individuals have tested positive for COVID 19 in Kuwait.” In a press release obtained by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the Embassy added “Several contractors who worked at Camp Arifjan have tested positive and are ... Read More»

السفارة الامريكية لدى البلاد تنفي تسجيل إصابات ب(كورونا) بين أفراد الجيش الأمريكي في الكويت

22/04/2020 الكويت – 22 – 4 (كونا) — نفت السفارة الامريكية لدى البلاد اليوم الأربعاء تسجيل أي إصابات بفيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد – 19) بين أفراد الجيش الأمريكي في الكويت مؤكدة أن الحكومة الأمريكية تقوم بتعزيز إجراءاتها الاحترازية وتقوم بالتنسيق مع السلطات الكويتية لضمان سلامة الجميع. وأضافت السفارة في بيان صحفي لوكالة الأنباء الكويتية (كونا) ... Read More»

April 22, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Qatar Airways Flight Schedule Based on Passenger Demand

April 22, 2020 As a reminder, Qatar Airways continues to offer regular, one-way flights from Kuwait to Doha with connections to select U.S. cities: Dallas (Fort Worth International Airport), Chicago (O’Hare International Airport), and Washington, DC (Dulles International Airport).  Passengers will be responsible for all costs and onward travel arrangements from the above cities (lodging, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Extended Government Closure and Curfew Hours During Ramadan

April 21, 2020 On April 20, the Government of Kuwait extended the government closure, which includes all non-emergency government offices, at least through Thursday, May 28, unless otherwise notified. During the month of Ramadan, the nationwide curfew hours will be extended from 4:00pm until 8:00am.  These extended hours are set to begin on Friday, April ... Read More»

Arab American Heritage Month

For #ArabAmericanHeritageMonth, DHS would like to thank its dedicated workforce and millions of other Arab Americans for their service to our Nation and their important contributions to society. America is stronger and richer thanks to their charity, goodwill, and selflessness. Posted by U.S. Embassy Kuwait on Monday, April 20, 2020 For Arab American Heritage Month, DHS would like ... Read More»

April 20, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Qatar Airways Flight Schedule; Special Kuwait Airways flights to London Tomorrow

April 20, 2020 Kuwait International Airport has re-opened to allow airlines to operate outbound flights only.  If interested in returning to the United States, please see current flight options from Kuwait below.  Please be aware that only one-way tickets are available. All passengers, including minors, are required to wear a mask and gloves upon arrival ... Read More»

April 19, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Information on the IRS Economic Impact Payment

April 19, 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is taking steps to help American taxpayers during the global COVID-19 pandemic.  U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may qualify for the Economic Impact Payment program.  Please visit the IRS  Economic Impact Payments website for updated information regarding these payments and other tax information.  The U.S. Embassy cannot answer tax or impact ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Sabah

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad Al Sabah of Kuwait. Secretary Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Sabah discussed continuing efforts to support Americans and Kuwaitis returning home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary Pompeo ... Read More»

April 16, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait Tourist Visas and Residencies Extended Until May 31

April 16, 2020 The Kuwait Ministry of Interior has automatically extended all tourist visas and residencies until May 31, 2020.  This extension applies to individuals in Kuwait whose visitor visa expired or will expire between March 1 and May 30.  No action needs to be taken for the extension to be applied.  For more information, ... Read More»

April 15, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Lufthansa Flight to Newark and Chicago Confirmed; Qatar Airways Begins Daily Flights

April 15, 2020 Kuwait International Airport has re-opened to allow airlines to operate outbound flights only.  U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States are encouraged to take advantage of the current flight options available below or be prepared to remain in Kuwait for an indefinite period of time until the airport fully reopens ... Read More»

April 14, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait International Airport Reopens for Outbound Flights Only

April 14, 2020 Kuwait International Airport has re-opened to allow airlines to operate outbound flights only.  U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States are encouraged to take advantage of the current flight options available below or be prepared to remain in Kuwait for an indefinite period of time until the airport reopens to ... Read More»

Kuwaiti students in US are part of great tradition of educational cooperation – Envoy

14/04/2020 U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Alina L. Romanowski KUWAIT, April 14 (KUNA) — US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski has said that Kuwaiti students in the US, estimated at 12,000, are part of a great tradition of scholarship and educational cooperation between the two friendly countries. “To those students, I send them my greetings and ... Read More»

السفيرة الأمريكية: الدور القيادي لسمو الأمير بالقضايا الإقليمية والإنسانية له صدى كبير

14/04/2020 سفيرة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لدى دولة الكويت ألينا رومانوسكي من فواز اسميران (لقاء) الكويت – 14 – 4 (كونا) — أكدت سفيرة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لدى دولة الكويت ألينا رومانوسكي أن الدور القيادي لسمو أمير البلاد الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح حفظه الله ورعاه تجاه القضايا الإقليمية والتزام سموه بالقضايا الإنسانية له صدى كبير ... Read More»

April 13, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Seats Still Available on Flights Departing Kuwait this Week

April 13, 2020 The government of Kuwait has announced that airlines are now able to only operate outbound flights from Kuwait International Airport.  U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States are encouraged to take advantage of the current flight options available below or be prepared to stay in Kuwait for an indefinite period ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

(Updated July 6, 2020) Flights Departing Kuwait:   Qatar Airways is operating outbound flights from Kuwait to Doha (Hamad International Airport) with connections to several U.S. cities until at least July 31. These one-way flights are available for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). For updated information and reservations, please visit Qatar Airways . All passengers, ... Read More»

April 10, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Food and Basic Necessities Available for Residents in Neighborhoods Under Lockdown

April 10, 2020:  Message for U.S. Citizens: Food and Basic Necessities Available for Residents in Neighborhoods Under Lockdown April 10, 2020 The government of Kuwait has imposed a complete, two-week lockdown on the areas of Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh since April 6. The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait has been informed of food, water, and basic necessities being ... Read More»

April 10, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Space Remains Available on April 14 Qatar Airways Flight to Dallas

April 10, 2020:  Message for U.S. Citizens: Space Remains Available on April 14 Qatar Airways Flight to Dallas April 10, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has been informed of that seats for U.S. citizens are still available on the commercial Qatar Airways flight departing Kuwait International Airport on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:00pm to Dallas, Texas (DFW International ... Read More»

April 10, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights Departing Kuwait to Frankfurt and United States Next Week

April 10, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flights Departing Kuwait to Frankfurt and United States Next Week April 10, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has been informed of two commercial flights departing Kuwait next week: Jazeera Airways flight to Frankfurt: April 15 A Jazeera Airways flight with limited seat availability for U.S. citizens will be ... Read More»

April 9, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Second Jazeera Airways Flight from Kuwait to Frankfurt Under Consideration

April 9, 2020 Thank you to those who expressed interest in the April 10 Jazeera Airways flight from Kuwait to Frankfurt.  We apologize if you were not able to purchase a ticket given the limited seat availability. The Embassy is gauging interest in a second Jazeera Airways flight for U.S. citizens departing Kuwait within the ... Read More»

April 8, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Flight Departing Kuwait to Dallas, TX on Tuesday, April 14

April 8, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has been informed of a commercial Qatar Airways flight that has limited seat availability for U.S. citizens departing Kuwait International Airport on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3:00pm to Dallas, Texas (DFW International Airport) with an overnight stop in Doha. The cost of a one-way economy class ticket from ... Read More»

April 8, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Charter Flight Departing Kuwait to Frankfurt on Friday, April 10

April 8, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has been informed of a charter Jazeera Airways flight that has limited seat availability for U.S. citizens departing Kuwait International Airport this Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9:15am to Frankfurt, Germany (Frankfurt Airport). The arrival time in Frankfurt will be 2:00pm.  The cost of a one-way ticket from Kuwait ... Read More»

April 6, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Deadline to Express Interest in Possible Qatar Airways Flight to Washington, DC and/or Dallas, TX

April 6, 2020 The Embassy has been informed that Qatar Airways is considering a commercial flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents departing Kuwait International Airport within the next two weeks to Washington, DC (Dulles International Airport) and/or Dallas, TX (DFW International Airport), with an overnight stop in Doha. Thank you to those who ... Read More»

April 5, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Qatar Airways Flight from Kuwait to Washington, DC and/or Dallas, TX

April 5, 2020 The Embassy has been informed that Qatar Airways is considering a commercial flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents departing Kuwait International Airport within the next two weeks to Washington, DC (Dulles International Airport) and/or Dallas, TX (DFW International Airport), with an overnight stop in Doha. We do not yet know ... Read More»

April 1, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Monitoring Official Media for Kuwait’s Current Curfew Restrictions

April 1, 2020 The Government of Kuwait’s curfew from 5:00pm to 4:00am remains in place until further notice. People who are found in violation of the curfew order will be imprisoned for up to three years and fined 10,000 KD. Foreign nationals found in violation of the curfew order also risk deportation. Please continue to ... Read More»

March 31, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait Ministerial Decision 288 Regarding Foreign Nationals in Kuwait Without Residence Permits

March 31, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait is aware of Ministerial Decision 288 dated March 26, 2020 that gives the option to foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, who do not have a residence permit or whose residency has expired, to depart Kuwait between April 1 and April 30, 2020 without paying a fine.  The Embassy is aware ... Read More»

March 30, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski: Together, We Will Defeat COVID-19

The entire video can be found at https://kw.usembassy.gov/ — Hello everyone. I am Alina L. Romanowski, the United States Ambassador to Kuwait. I want American citizens in Kuwait and the general public to know how the U.S. government and the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. I commend the Kuwaiti government ... Read More»

March 29, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Information on Possible Flights to the United States

March 29, 2020 A commercial Kuwait Airways flight for U.S. citizens departed Kuwait International Airport on Friday, March 27, 2020 to New York City (JFK International Airport). The Embassy is working with airlines to potentially arrange additional flights to the United States. Announcements about possible flights will be sent to all STEP registrants, posted on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Commercial Flight Leaving Kuwait on Friday, March 27

The U.S. Embassy has been informed of a commercial Kuwait Airways flight for U.S. citizens departing Kuwait International Airport on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00am to New York City (JFK International Airport). The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait is working with airlines to potentially arrange additional flights to the United States, but this is currently ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location:  Kuwait Event:   On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory – Level 4 advising U.S. citizens, including those who live abroad, to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. The Government of Kuwait has reported more than 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  ... Read More»

Global Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel

CA Press Guidance March 19, 2020 Global Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel On March 19, the U.S. Department of State advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.   In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States ... Read More»

Coronavirus: U.S. in Action

By Dave Reynolds – Mar 10, 2020 The U.S. has deployed a “whole-of-America approach” to protect citizens against the coronavirus, with federal, state and local governments, as well as private businesses, banding together to fight the disease, Vice President Pence said. President Trump on March 6 signed into law  $8.3 billion in federal funding  to bolster federal and state governments’ collaborative approach ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation — Travel From Europe

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location:  Kuwait Event: The government of Kuwait has reported more than 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Kuwait International Airport has been closed since 11:59pm on March 13 until further notice to all commercial flights except for arriving Kuwaiti citizens and their immediate family members who are traveling with them.  Cargo air traffic will continue ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location:  Kuwait Event:  The Government of Kuwait (GOK) has reported more than seventy confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  The Kuwait International Airport will close beginning at 11:59PM Friday, March 13 until further notice to all commercial flights except for arriving Kuwaiti citizens and their immediate family members who are traveling with them.  Cargo air ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Kuwait’s National Day

02/25/2020 03:09 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the American people, I offer best wishes and congratulations to all Kuwaitis on your National and Liberation Day. Twenty-nine years ago, our countries fought together to liberate Kuwait during the Gulf War.  Today, our strategic partnership is a source of strength, stability, ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Remarks IPR Workshop/Art Exhibition

Assalamu aleykum jemeean.  Abdulaziz, Thank you for the kind introduction. Distinguished guests, good evening.  I would like to thank Reconnaissance Research and the Den Gallery for organizing this important first-ever event. It is a pleasure for me to be here to show my support, and the support of the U.S. Embassy, for Kuwaiti artists. Earlier ... Read More»

Novel Coronavirus Health Message – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.  No cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have been identified in Kuwait as of February 5.  The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will continue to monitor the situation in Kuwait closely. The  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) ... Read More»

Health Alert – Suspension Of Entry Into The United States Of Foreign Nationals Who Pose A Risk Of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait (January 3, 2020) 

Location: Kuwait, countrywide Event: Heightened Tensions in the Region The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait is aware of heightened security tensions in the region.  Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is increasing its security posture. The Embassy will remain open during regular business hours for visa and American Citizen Services appointments, including passport issuance. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

December 16, 2019 Location: Kuwait City, Fahaheel and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh areas Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait advises U.S. citizens to take care when approached by persons claiming to be police officers. Two recent incidents have been reported to the Embassy’s Regional Security Office. In one incident, an individual walking was stopped and robbed by ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location: Kuwait City, downtown, Al-Erada Square Event: Demonstration expected to take place on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00PM at Al-Erada Square (across from the Kuwait National Assembly).  An estimated 200 people are expected at this Ministry of Interior-authorized demonstration. Traffic flow will likely be affected in and around the demonstration area, and police/security force presence ... Read More»

Discover America Week 2019

Calendar of Events October 30 – November 9, 2019   Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday October 31 8:00 – 10:00 pm: American Barbeque and Music event at the Jumeirah Hotel  * Open to the public Jumeirah is offering 25% discount for American citizens and 30% for American soldier  in Pepper restaurant and Pool BBQ – Reservation is required ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Tax Webinar Series

U.S. Embassy Kuwait Monday, May 27, 2019 In June 2019, the IRS will be hosting a series of webinars to assist U.S. taxpayers living abroad with their tax filing requirements. Details for the upcoming webinars can be found by accessing the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-tax-practitioners Of particular interest to U.S. taxpayers in Kuwait may be a webinar ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Cessation of Issuance of Residence Permit Stickers

Starting March 10, 2019, Kuwaiti authorities will no longer issue residence permit stickers in passports for new and current residents of Kuwait. When applying for a new or renewal residence, Kuwaiti authorities will issue residents a newly-formatted civil identification card to replace the function of the residence permit sticker. After receiving a new civil identification ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location: Kuwait, countrywide  Event: Kuwait National and Liberation Days – February 25 & 26 The Kuwait National and Liberation Day holidays will be Monday, February 25, and Tuesday, February 26. U.S. citizens should expect festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion in downtown and waterfront areas. There will be particularly heavy vehicular congestion and ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of State’s Visit to Kuwait, Third Strategic Dialogue Postponed

Attribution: U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will return to the United States after his meetings in Muscat, Oman. This curtailment of travel is required so that the Pompeo family may attend a family funeral. The Secretary very much looks forward to visiting Kuwait to conduct the United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and Kuwait City

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson January 4, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Muscat, Oman; and Kuwait City, Kuwait January 8-15. The Secretary ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot:  this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush.  Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our nation in the Oval Office, President Bush was one of America’s most consequential ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure due to Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure due to Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for routine consular services due to the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.  The Consular Section will reopen for normal ... Read More»

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait, November 15, 2018

Location: Kuwait City Event: Rains are expected to cause flooding in parts of Kuwait.  Please monitor the Ministry of Interior’s website and KUNA ( kuna.net.kw ) for updated information on flooded areas and road closures as they are announced. Routine consular services will be suspended for Thursday, November 15th.  Emergency services for U.S. citizens are available via our contact ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait, November 14, 2018

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait, November 14, 2018 Location: Kuwait City Event: Rains are expected to cause flooding in parts of Kuwait.  Please monitor the Ministry of Interior’s website and KUNA ( kuna.net.kw ) for updated information on flooded areas and road closures as they are announced. Routine consular services are cancelled for this afternoon.  Emergency services for U.S. ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location: Highways, Capital area, Hawally, Al-Farwaniya, East Ahmadi, Kuwait City Event: Rains have caused heavy and widespread flooding in several parts of Kuwait. The Ministry of Interior issued a statement warning people to stay off flooded roads and to avoid traveling in or to flooded areas except in emergencies due to the extreme weather and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots for Mid-term Elections

[Monday, October 8, 2018] Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6. Same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. We highly recommend that you mail your voted paper ballot to your ... Read More»

U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conclude Crisis Response Exercise (INVINCIBLE SENTRY 2018)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (With Photos)   Press Release U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conclude Crisis Response Exercise (INVINCIBLE SENTRY 2018) Kuwait City, Kuwait – On Thursday, August 16, approximately 400 U.S. military personnel and 362 Kuwaiti Security Forces concluded Invincible Sentry 2018 (IS 18), a crisis response exercise conducted by th e U.S. Central Command in coordination ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 15, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States. ... Read More»

U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conduct Crisis Response Exercise (Invincible Sentry 2018)

Kuwait City, Kuwait – Approximately 400 U.S. military personnel will join Kuwaiti Security Forces August 9–16 for Invincible Sentry 2018 (IS 18), a crisis response exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command, in coordination with other U.S. government agencies and the Government of Kuwait. An exercise consisting of simulated scenarios to facilitate a coordinated partner response to transnational ... Read More»

Congratulations to Kuwaiti Graduates!

By Lawrence R. Silverman, U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait As the academic year draws to a close, I want to congratulate students graduating from U.S. universities— Alf mabrook, Class of 2018!  And congratulations to the parents who encouraged and supported you throughout your academic career and helped you reach this point. You earned ... Read More»

White House Response to Recent Media Reports on U.S.-Kuwaiti Relationship

A senior White House official said Friday that, White House Senior Advisor Mr. Jared Kushner and Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah “had a very positive meeting at the White House and exchanged views about the Middle East peace process. After the scheduled 30 minutes, Jared had to excuse ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait Now Accepts the United States Emergency Passport

Kuwait Now Accepts the United States Emergency Passport   Kuwait accepts U.S. emergency passports for entry and exit to Kuwait as of May 1, 2018. The following conditions apply to U.S. citizens intending to enter or exit with a U.S. emergency passport: The bearer of a U.S. emergency passport will be admitted only as a ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Kuwait January 7, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Kuwait reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder for U.S. Citizens

Friday, October 27, 2017 As noted in our  Worldwide Caution , terrorist groups remain intent on targeting U.S. citizens, our allies, and our interests.  The U.S. Government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, government facilities, businesses, places of worship, and perceived U.S. and Western interests in the region and worldwide. While we are not ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Kuwait Air Quality Monitor

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together to record air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the globe.  As part of this initiative, U.S. Embassy Kuwait installed an air quality monitor (AQM) on Embassy grounds in the Bayan district.  The data for the Embassy’s Air Quality ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ... Read More»

US Embassy Kuwait Calls for 2018/2019 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program Applications

The Embassy of the United States in Kuwait calls on Kuwaiti nationals, early career English language teachers, and recent graduates of journalism, mass media, or American or English literature programs to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Embassy is accepting applications until September 3, 2017. The FLTA Program is a ... Read More»

SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: Personal Security for U.S. citizens during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan

As noted in our Worldwide Caution , terrorist groups remain intent on targeting U.S. citizens, our allies, and our interests.  Terrorist groups have launched attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the past.  The U.S. government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, facilities, businesses, places of worship, and perceived U.S. and western ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens —  Information for U.S. citizens during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan

The beginning and end of the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, are based on actual sightings of the new moon, likely from about May 27 to June 24. The official start and end of the month will be announced by newspaper, television and radio. During Ramadan, the U.S. Embassy in ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Kuwait Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstration 20-APRIL-2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait informs U.S. citizens that localized demonstrations are expected to take place in the Al-Andalous area in the Farwaniya Governorate beginning Friday morning on April 21, 2017.  These localized demonstrations may produce crowds. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS

Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands.  Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat ISIS through a robust approach, including working by, with, and through local partners for military operations; supporting the stabilization of territory liberated from ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.  These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Kuwait International Airport. The ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

Kuwait National and Liberation Days – February 25 & 26

The Kuwait National and Liberation day holidays will begin on Thursday, February 23, but the main holiday activities will be Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26.  Festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion are expected in downtown areas. There will be heavy traffic congestion and pedestrian traffic from early afternoon to evening hours on ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the First Kuwait-U.S. Strategic Dialogue

United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue: “Advancing a Broad Vision of Bilateral Cooperation” U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah co-chaired the first-ever U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue on October 21, 2016, in Washington, DC. This dialogue is expected to shape the work of our two ... Read More»

Linden U.S. University Fair

The Linden U.S. University Fair will be held at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Press Attaché Heather Ward will provide opening remarks. The fair, organized by Linden Education Services in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, will host representatives from several universities throughout the United States. U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Press Statement on Attempted Terrorist Attack of Thursday October 6, 2016

The U.S. Embassy is concerned by what appears to have been a deliberate attack on U.S. service members involved in a traffic incident with a third-country national on October 6. The Embassy is in close contact with the Government of Kuwait regarding the incident, has received the full support of the Kuwaiti authorities, and is ... Read More»

Our Ocean Kuwait Photography Contest 2016 (Official Photo Contest Rules)

Contest Sponsors Our Ocean Kuwait Photography Contest 2016 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Embassy Kuwait. Description of Contest Objectives This contest for amateur photographers aims to increase environmental awareness on the key ocean topics of our time, particularly that of “sustainable fisheries,” one of the 2016 Our Oceans Conference themes. (See the ... Read More»

Record Numbers of Kuwaiti Travelers Set To Enter the United States in 2016

The Embassy of the United States in Kuwait is pleased to announce that more Kuwaitis have visited America in 2016 so far than any other year on record.  In 2016, Kuwaiti travelers have entered the United States over 75,000 times as of September 1, including over 14,000 students attending academic programs. These record numbers are part of a ... Read More»

US Embassy Kuwait Calls for 2017/2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program Applications

The United States Embassy in Kuwait calls on Kuwaiti nationals, early career English language teachers, and recent graduates of journalism, mass media, or American or English literature programs to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Embassy is accepting applications until September 3, 2016. The FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree ... Read More»

Visa Waiver Info

Recent activity on social media has included incorrect information about visas for Kuwaiti travelers. While there have been changes to the requirements for travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), these changes do not impact currently valid nonimmigrant visas nor do they apply to citizens of countries who are not participants in the VWP, such ... Read More»

Emergency Message

July 13, 2016 In light of recent terrorist attacks in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, and other countries in the region and around the world, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of measures they can take to enhance their safety and security.  We are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Kuwait at ... Read More»

Emergency Message

March 10, 2016 The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a U.S. citizen was stabbed on Thursday morning, March 10, in Fintas. His injuries are not life-threatening. The man who assaulted him is in police custody. The Embassy is not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens. Nonetheless, U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Kuwait ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait National and Liberation Days – February 25 & 26.

February 22, 2016 Kuwait National and Liberation Days will be Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26. Festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion are expected in downtown areas. Expect heavy traffic congestion and pedestrian traffic from early afternoon to evening hours around Gulf Road and in Salmiya. In years past, the police have ... Read More»

United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Heavy Rains in Kuwait – November 3, 2015

This message is to inform U.S. citizens in Kuwait that the Kuwait Meteorological Department has forecasted the potential for heavy rains this week, particularly Tuesday through Saturday. Heavy rains can quickly overwhelm the drainage systems in the country, which can result in flash floods, deep standing water, power outages, and road closures.  U.S. citizens living and ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at National Union of Kuwaiti Students Orientation

Friday, July 31, 2015 8:30 p.m. Ambassador’s Remarks for Pre-Departue Orientation for Kuwaiti Scholarship Students I would like to welcome all of you and thank NUKS-USA for organizing this event. I congratulate all of the students and families on your accomplishments and your choice to study in the United States. I want to recognize His Excellency ... Read More»

Sound Personal Practices in Light of Recent Attack – Security Message for U.S. Citizens – 3

July 6, 2015 In light of the June 26 terrorist attack in Kuwait, we want to remind U.S. citizens of measures they can take to enhance their safety and security.  We encourage U.S. citizens to exercise keen security awareness of their surroundings at all times.  The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens in Kuwait monitor ... Read More»

U.S. Consular System Problem Resolved, Student Visa Days in July

June 28, 2015 The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is delighted to announce that systems’ issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved, and all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. All applicants should plan to attend their current appointments as scheduled. Applicants with passports at ... Read More»

Explosion at Mosque in Al-Sawaber neighborhood of Kuwait City – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2015 – 2

Kuwait City, Kuwait June 26, 2015 There has been an explosion at a mosque in the Al Sawaber neighborhood of Kuwait.  There have been reports of deaths and injuries.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area.  Please stay current with media coverage of local and regional events. U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to continue to ... Read More»

Embassy of the United States condemns the senseless terrorist attack on worshipers

Kuwait City, Kuwait June 26, 2015 The Embassy of the United States condemns the senseless terrorist attack on worshipers in the Al-Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City today. We, Ambassador Douglas Silliman and his wife Catherine extend our deepest condolences to the government and people of Kuwait, and our prayers go out to the families ... Read More»

U.S. Congress Delegation Pays Respects to Families of Al-Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque Terrorist Attack Victims

June 28, 2015 Kuwait City, Kuwait June 28, 2015 A visiting delegation of seven members of the U.S. Congress including Senators Tim Kaine and Joe Donnelly, and Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, Jim McGovern, Peter Welch, Stephen Lynch, and Brian Higgins expressed their condolences on Saturday night to the families of the victims of Friday’s Al-Imam Al-Sadiq ... Read More»

U.S. Consular Services Message

June 14, 2015 The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visas 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. U.S. ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks Opening “Countering Violent Extremism through Social Media” Training

June 2, 2015 Opening Remarks of Amb. Douglas Silliman At the Kuwait CVE Social Media Training Your Excellency Under Secretary Tareq al-Mizrem, distinguished representatives from the Ministries of Information, Youth, Interior, Education, and Awqaf: On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, I’d like to thank you for convening this important training on “combating violent ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

April 15, 2015 On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will sponsor an educational fair at the Marina Hotel, Salmiya from 6:00-9:00 P.M.  The fair provides a chance for Kuwaiti students to meet with representatives from more than 15 accredited U.S. colleges and universities, who will help Kuwaiti students explore higher education ... Read More»

U.S. University Fair in Kuwait – USEG

March 29, 2015 The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) will return to Kuwait to promote U.S. colleges and universities at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Monday, March 30th, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA advisers will be present at the fair to address students’ questions about education in the U.S.  In addition, U.S. ... Read More»

International Student Network Holds Education Fair in Kuwait

March 10, 2015 On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the International Student Network (ISN) will return to Kuwait for an educational fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel from 6-9 p.m.  U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas Silliman will provide opening remarks.   The fair will include representatives from eleven U.S. colleges and universities, who will provide information about ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait National and Liberation Days – February 25-26

February 23, 2015 Kuwait City, Kuwait February 23, 2015 Kuwait’s National and Liberation Days are scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26.   Festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion are expected throughout the long weekend, particularly along the Gulf Road and Salmiya.  The Ministry of Interior will augment the presence of emergency ... Read More»

President Obama’s Statement on Chapel Hill Murders

February 13, 2015 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine ... Read More»

Kerry on Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh

February 3, 2015 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. February 3, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY The Death of Jordanian First Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh Jordanian First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh represented everything that ISIL is not: he was brave, compassionate, and principled. That a young patriot — a devout Muslim, one of eight ... Read More»

Obama on Death of 1st Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh of Jordan

February 3, 2015 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. February 3, 2015 Statement by the President on the Death of First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh Today, we join the people of Jordan in grieving the loss of one of their own, First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh, cruelly and brutally killed by ISIL terrorists. ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2015-1

January 11, 2015 Kuwait City, Kuwait January 11, 2015 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

October 29, 2014 On Saturday, November 1, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will sponsor an educational fair at the Marina Hotel, Salmiya from 6:00-9:00 P.M.  The fair provides a chance for Kuwaiti students to meet with representatives from more than 15 accredited U.S. colleges and universities, who will help Kuwaiti students explore higher education ... Read More»

Extremist Website Posting – Security Message for U.S. Citizens 2014 – 7

October 28, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait October 28, 2014 A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including western teachers employed at those schools  The Embassy is not aware of any specific, credible threat against any specific school or individuals in Kuwait.  U.S. ... Read More»

Remarks by General John Allen at the Coaliation Communications Conference

October 27, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait GENERAL ALLEN:  I’d like to thank Under Secretary al-Jarallah and the Kuwaiti Government for all that it has done to bring us together this morning for this very important gathering.  Highnesses, Excellencies, it is wonderful to see so many friends and partners gathered here for this important, important moment.  ... Read More»

The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

October 22, 2014 The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) will return to Kuwait to promote U.S. colleges and universities, at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.  EducationUSA advisers will be present at the fair to address students’ questions about education in the U.S.  In addition, U.S. Embassy consular officers ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2014-6

October 14, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait October 14, 2014 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to ... Read More»

Obama at U.N. Security Council Foreign Terrorist Fighters Summit

September 24, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SUMMIT ON FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS United Nations New York, New York 3:11 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you, His Excellency, the Secretary-General, for his statement. I’ll now make a statement in my capacity ... Read More»

Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

September 24, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations General Assembly Hall New York City, New York 10:13 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: We come together at ... Read More»

Obama on Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets in Syria

September 23, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 23, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA South Lawn 10:11 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Last night, on my orders, America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Today, the American people give thanks ... Read More»

Kerry at Global Counterterrorism Forum

September 23, 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson September 23, 2014 REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry At the Global Counterterrorism Forum September 23, 2014 Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York, New York SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you all very much for joining us here today. I’m delighted to be joined with my co-chair, ... Read More»

International Student Network Holds Education Fair in Kuwait

September 22, 2014 On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the International Student Network (ISN) will return to Kuwait for an educational fair at the Regency Hotel from 6-9 p.m.  New U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas Silliman will provide opening remarks.   The fair will include representatives from nine U.S. colleges and universities, who will provide information about ... Read More»

Kerry in Baghdad on Situation in Iraq

September 10, 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Baghdad, Iraq REMARKS Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability September 10, 2014 Embassy Baghdad Baghdad, Iraq SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. Let me apologize up front for, number one, being a little late, but two, because we’re running a little late and ... Read More»

Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON ISIL State Floor 9:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately ... Read More»

Hagel on Obama’s Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 U.S. Department of Defense Arlington, Virginia September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ISIL SPEECH President Obama laid out a strong, comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and the United States military is prepared to carry out its responsibilities in this counter-terrorism campaign. The ... Read More»

Kerry on Obama’s Plans to Destroy ISIL

September 10, 2014 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. September 10, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY On the President’s Speech on ISIL Tonight the President spoke directly to our country about what it will take to lead the world to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and we are already well underway ... Read More»

U.S. Commends His Highness the Amir of Kuwait

September 10, 2014 Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy SPOKESPERSON, U.S. Department of State The United States congratulates His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on his designation as a Global Humanitarian Leader by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.  This award recognizes the tremendous humanitarian efforts the Amir has ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports the Live International Students Day Virtual College Fair

August 10, 2014 On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the Embassy of the United States will support a free online virtual college fair, designed exclusively for international students. We encourage all students considering studying in the United States to participate online to find out more about higher education in the U.S. You can take part by ... Read More»
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