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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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