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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

First-Time Adult Passport/Replacement of Lost or Stolen Passport (Form DS-11)Passport Execution
Adult Passport

Security Surcharge

35.00 USD
50.00 USD

80.00 USD

165.00 USD
Adult Passport Renewal (Form DS-82) Adult Passport
Security Surcharge

50.00 USD
80.00 USD

130.00 USD
Minor Passport (Form DS-11) Passport Execution
Minor Passport

Security Surcharge

35.00 USD
20.00 USD

80.00 USD

135.00 USD
Adult Passport Card 30.00 USD
Minor Passport Card 15.00 USD

* Please note: The U.S. Embassy accepts cash or major credit cards only. All fees must be paid in either USD ($) or their equivalent in KD. K-NET is not accepted. For persons renewing adult passports via Pay.gov, online payment options include credit or debit card, U.S. Bank account (ACH), Amazon account, or PayPal account.

For KD currency: Torn/mutilated notes get rejected by the banks and are not accepted by the Embassy.

For US currency: Exchange companies and the local banks do not accept currency notes that are older than 1996. Additionally, notes that are well worn or have stamps or logos on them will be rejected.

Appointments & Locations

The Consular Section is located in the U.S. Embassy in Bayan, Block 13, on Masjed Al-Aqsa Street. Services are available Sunday – Thursday (excluding American & Kuwaiti National Holidays), by appointment only.

Contact the American Citizen Service Unit: kuwaitACS@state.gov

What to Know About Your Appointment

Your passport application form must be completed online using the passport application wizardprinted, and brought with you to the Embassy (print one-sided pages only, bar code appearing in upper left-hand corner). There are no public printing facilities at the Embassy.

Applicants arriving without the printed online passport application, correct passport photos, their most recent U.S. passport, or any other necessary documents may experience delays in receiving their new passports.

Applicants will receive their new passports approximately two to three weeks after the application is approved.  Once the new passport is available, the applicant will be notified via email.  When you come to collect your new passport, please bring a form of official identification; no appointment is necessary.

Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. For more information, please see parameters regarding attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant.

Security Information

Please note that all consular customers are required to wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing requirements at the Embassy. Anyone not wearing a face mask will not be permitted to enter the Embassy grounds.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
  • If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.