June 15, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure July 19-24

Location:   Kuwait Event:   Embassy Closure July 19-24 U.S. Embassy Kuwait informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy will be closed for normal operations from July 19-24 in observance of Waqfat Arafat Day and Eid Al-Adha.  We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday. The Embassy will reopen on Sunday, July 25. For life and death emergencies, please call the Embassy emergency …

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June 21, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens: Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens on June 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Please join Ambassador Romanowski for a virtual town hall for U.S. citizens in Kuwait on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 5:30PM via Zoom as part of the Embassy’s ongoing outreach to the U.S. citizen community in Kuwait.  Ambassador Romanowski will make brief remarks on the current COVID-19 situation, including recent updates to the COVID-19 restrictions …

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June 21, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the U.S. from High-Risk Rabies Countries

Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the U.S. from High-Risk Rabies Countries  Location:  Kuwait  Event:  On June 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a temporary suspension for dogs imported from countries the CDC considers high risk for canine (dog) rabies, including from Kuwait. The policy is effective July 14, 2021. This suspension also applies to dogs arriving from …

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June 17, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Announcement of Advance Child Tax Credits

Location:  Kuwait  Event:    On June 7, the IRS started sending letters to more than 36 million American families who may be eligible for the newly expanded Child Tax Credit for the 2021 tax year under the American Rescue Plan Act.      Letters list an estimate of monthly payments, with the first payment slated for July 15.  After that, taxpayers can expect payments …

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May 31, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Return Travel on Recently Expired U.S. Passports

Return Travel on Recently Expired U.S. Passports Location:  Kuwait Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until …

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May 28, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Special Elections in Texas (6th Congressional District) and Ohio (11th and 15th Congressional Districts)

Special Elections in Texas (6th Congressional District) and Ohio (11th and 15th Congressional Districts) Submit your absentee ballot now for these special elections for federal office. The following states have elections in the next 90 days: July 27, 2021: Texas Special Runoff Election in U.S. Congressional District 6** August 3, 2021: Ohio Special Primary Election in U.S. …

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May 26, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Update on Third Round of Economic Impact Payments

Update on Third Round of Economic Impact Checks The U.S. Embassy has just begun receiving batches of the third round of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Economic Impact Payments (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/third-economic-impact-payment). If you believe you are entitled to an economic payment and have not received a direct deposit and listed a local Kuwaiti address as your …

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May 05, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Status of Economic Impact Payments (update)

Second Round of Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Embassy has already contacted all those whose second round Economic Impact Payment check arrived at the Embassy.  We have received no additional checks from this round.  If you have not been contacted, this means the Embassy did not receive your check.  Checks that have not been picked …

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April 28, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Special Election in New Mexico

Submit your absentee ballot now in this special election for federal office. The State of New Mexico will conduct a special election on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 1st Congressional district, which includes all of Torrance and parts of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Valencia counties.  Voters can send their …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – American Citizen Services Newsletter

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to present our March issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) newsletter, The Diwaniya Digest. Articles in this issue include: A Message from Ambassador Romanowski Frequently Asked Questions from U.S. Citizens Avoiding Financial Scams Economic Impact Payments Upcoming Outreach Events Embassy Holiday Calendar You can download the newsletter by clicking  here (PDF …

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March 28, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Special Elections in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico

March 28, 2021  Submit your absentee ballot now in these special elections for federal office.  The following states have elections in the next 90 days:  April 24, 2021: Louisiana Run-Off Election in U.S. Congressional District 2*  May 1, 2021: Texas Special Election in U.S. Congressional District 6**  June 1, 2021: New Mexico Special Primary in U.S. Congressional District 1***  Service members, eligible family members, and overseas citizens …

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March 21, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Status of Economic Impact Payments

March 21, 2021  Second Round of Economic Impact Payments  The U.S. Embassy has already contacted, or attempted to contact, all those whose second round Economic Impact Payment check arrived at the Embassy. If you have not been contacted, this likely means the Embassy did not receive your check. Though not anticipated, if we receive any more second …

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March 17, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Second Round of Stimulus Checks, Updated Information on Economic Impact Payments

March 17, 2021 Second Round of Economic Impact Payments The U.S. Embassy just received a batch of the second round of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Economic Impact Payments. Today’s message supersedes our January 06 and  March 15 messages regarding Economic Impact Payments. If you believe you are entitled to an economic payment AND have not received a direct …

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March 15, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan

March 15, 2021 U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may qualify for Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan .  The federal government strongly encourages federal benefit recipients to choose direct deposit.  If you have chosen direct deposit, payment will be automatically deposited into the same banking account used for your previous tax returns.  For more information on Direct Deposit see our December 21st message to U.S. citizens . …

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March 04, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Special Election in Texas 6th Congressional District

March 04, 2021  Submit your absentee ballot now in this special election for federal office. The State of Texas will conduct a special election on Saturday, May 1, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 6th Congressional District.  Texas Congressional District 6 includes Ellis and Navarro counties and a portion of Tarrant County.    Service members, …

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February 20, 2021: Health Alert – Announcement of New Quarantine Requirements

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders  Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced changes to the quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Kuwait.   Continuing requirements:   All arriving passengers must still follow prior guidance regarding pre-arrival testing. Arriving passengers need to obtain and travel with a negative PCR test result, in English, administered …

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January 24, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Special Election in Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

The State of Louisiana will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, March 20, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Congressional District 2 includes nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Congressional District 5 includes rural northeastern Louisiana and much of central …

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January 06, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Receiving Your Second IRS Economic Impact Payment

January 06, 2021 U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may qualify for the second round of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Economic Impact Payment program.  In many cases, payment was automatically deposited directly into the same banking account used for your previous tax returns. If the IRS does not have your bank information, payments in the form of …

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Assistant Secretary David Schenker’s Travel to Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon

Assistant Secretary of State for  Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker will travel to Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon August 28 – September 4, 2020.  In Kuwait, he will meet with Foreign Minister Ahmad al-Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanem, and the American Chamber of Commerce to discuss Gulf unity, regional security, and economic cooperation. …

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August 7, 2020: Updated Travel Advisory for Kuwait

In coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) removal of their Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice (Avoid Non-Essential Travel), the Department of State has removed its Global Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel).  A country-specific Level 3 Travel Advisory (Reconsider Travel) remains in place for Kuwait.  The CDC has also issued a Level …

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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 …

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