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May 05, 2021: Message to U.S. Citizens – Status of Economic Impact Payments (update)
May 5, 2021

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 up by Sunday, May 16 will be returned to the Department of the Treasury.

Depositing your Check

The U.S. Embassy does not have information regarding methods of local check deposit or local check cashing of the stimulus check.  Please direct these questions to your bank or financial institution as the U.S. Embassy is unable to assist you in depositing your check.  In some cases, friends or family in the United States may be able to deposit your check for you.

Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan

U.S. citizens living in Kuwait may also qualify for new Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.  The Embassy does not yet have information regarding if and when these checks will arrive.  We will send a message when more information is available.

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 21, 2020 message to U.S. citizens.

If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not have your current direct deposit information on file, checks may be mailed.  Please visit this IRS webpage and use the “Get My Payment” function to check the status of your payment. If and when checks are received at the Embassy, we will send notification to the email address on file from the first and second rounds of checks.

Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments website for updated information regarding these payments and other tax information.


U.S. Embassy Kuwait
American Citizen Services (ACS)
Telephone: (+965 ) 2259-1001
Emergency Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Fax: (+965) 2538-0282
Email: KuwaitACS@state.gov