November 30, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens: MOI Announced e-Visa Application is Available for U.S. Citizens

The Government of Kuwait has announced that people of certain nationalities, including the United States, who would like to travel to Kuwait may apply for a visa electronically (e-Visa) through the Ministry of Interior’s portal, https://evisa.moi.gov.kw/evisa/home_e.do .  In order to qualify, travelers must meet the requirements listed on the site, which include full vaccination, proof of …

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October 27, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens: Special Elections in Florida and Ohio

Vote and Return Your Absentee Ballot Now for these Special Congressional Elections The following states have elections for federal office in the next 90 days: November 2, 2021: Florida Special Primary Election in U.S. Congressional District 20* November 2, 2021: Ohio Special General Election in U.S. Congressional Districts 11 & 15** January 11, 2022: Florida …

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October 25, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens: Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens on November 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Please join Ambassador Romanowski for a virtual town hall for U.S. citizens in Kuwait on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:00PM 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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September 6, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens: Special Elections in Florida (20th Congressional District) and Ohio (11th & 15th Congressional Distri

Register and request an absentee ballot now for these special Congressional elections: The following states have elections in the next 90 days: November 2, 2021: Florida Special Primary Election in U.S. Congressional District 20* November 2, 2021: Ohio Special General Election in U.S. Congressional Districts 11 & 15** *The State of Florida will conduct a …

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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 07, 2021: Health Alert – Updated Entry and Exit Requirements

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders  Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced changes to entry and exit requirements.  Continuing requirements:   All arriving passengers must still follow prior guidance regarding pre-arrival PCR testing, health application registration, testing on-arrival, and quarantine requirements.  See our  COVID-19 page  for updated requirements.  The Kuwait government has extended the …

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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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April 21, 2021: Updated Travel Advisory (Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information)

Do not travel to Kuwait due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kuwait due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in …

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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 23, 2021: Health Alert – Curfew & Entry Restriction Changes on March 23

Location: Kuwait   Event: On March 22, the government of Kuwait announced changes to curfew restrictions and entry requirements.   Curfew Restrictions  Starting March 23, curfew will begin one hour later. Curfew will be in effect from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM daily until April 8.  U.S. citizens should observe the restrictions announced by the Kuwaiti government …

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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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February 21, 2021: Health Alert – Extended Airport Closure for non-Kuwaiti Citizens

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders   Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced an extension of the airport closure for non-Kuwaiti citizens.    This message supersedes the Embassy’s Health Alert issued on February 20.   On February 20, the Government of Kuwait announced that it is extending the ban on the entry of non-Kuwaiti …

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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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February 04, 2021: Health Alert – Partial Border Closure & COVID-19 Restrictions

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders  Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced additional COVID-19 related restrictions to begin on Sunday, February 7.   For a two-week period starting on February 7, non-Kuwaiti citizens will not be permitted to enter Kuwait. There may be exceptions available for first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens and …

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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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December 22, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Qatar Airways Flight to Doha

December 22, 2020  Qatar Airways will operate one flight from Kuwait to Doha flying December 23 departing at 20:00. This flight can be booked through travel agents or direct through Qatar Airways.  There will also be a flight from Doha to Kuwait at 17:20 on December 23.  Please note that travelers must meet the existing requirements in order to enter Kuwait.  Please see a list of the Entry and …

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December 21, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens – Choose Direct Deposit for Faster Receipt of Federal Benefits 

Message for U.S. Citizens – Choose Direct Deposit for Faster Receipt of Federal Benefits  December 21, 2020  The federal government strongly encourages federal benefit recipients to choose direct deposit. Direct deposit is the safest, cheapest, and most reliable method of receiving your benefits.  The payment is electronically transmitted to your bank account and you have access to …

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November 17, 2020: Message for Georgia Voters: Register for the January 5, 2021 Runoff Election Now

The Consular Section will accept and mail ballots for voters registered in Georgia for the January 5, 2021 runoff election for two U.S. Senate seats.  Information regarding runoff elections, including information on how to register, can be found at FVAP.gov. The deadline to register for the U.S. Senate Special Runoff election is December 7. You …

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November 10, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder that Extension of Kuwait Visitor Visas Expires on November 30

November 10, 2020 The Government of Kuwait has not indicated that there will be another extension for visitor visas and residencies that were set to expire on or before August 31, 2020. This is a reminder that visitor visas and residencies have been extended only until November 30, 2020.  The Government of Kuwait has reiterated …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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February 5, 2020: 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) …

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May 27, 2019: 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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March 7, 2019: 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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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