American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present our inaugural issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) newsletter, The Diwaniya Digest. Articles in this issue include: A Message from Ambassador Romanowski Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens Recap Consular Services Available Extension of Kuwait Tourist Visas 2020 Elections: Voting from Kuwait Embassy Holiday Calendar Coping with Stress You …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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