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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman’s Remarks during U.S. Independence Day

Assalamu aleykum.  Ahlan wa sahlan fikum. Your Excellency, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, we are honored to have you here with us.  Officials of the Government of Kuwait; Members of the National Assembly; Excellencies; Members of the Kuwaiti and American Armed Forces; Fellow Americans; Ladies and Gentlemen, – all friends of the ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman on Kuwait Parliamentary Elections

I congratulate Kuwait and its people on the successful holding of yesterday’s national parliamentary elections. Kuwait has long been a regional leader with respect to constitutional governance and political participation, as reflected by Saturday’s free and competitive elections. The United States and Kuwait enjoy a strong and close friendship that provides benefits for both our ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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