Police Clearance Certificate Request Letter

A police certificate, or “Good Conduct Certificate,” can be obtained from the Ministry of Interior, General Department for Criminal Evidence, located in Farwaniya (Dhajeej area), Airport Road 55, opposite the Kuwait Airways main office building (Phone: +965 2434-6101; Fax: +965 2434-5790). Each applicant must provide the following:

    • A letter from U.S. Embassy Kuwait City requesting the police certificate (available HERE KWT POL CERT Request (PDF 180 KB))
    • One recent front-view color photograph
  • Passport and one photocopy of the passport’s bio page,
  • Kuwaiti Civil ID card and one photocopy. Processing time: approximately one to two weeks

U.S. Citizens and other individuals: Available only to those residing in Kuwait; age 18 and above must get the police clearance certificate if they resided in the country for 6 months or more.

U.S. citizens and other individuals seeking Kuwait police clearances should obtain a letter of request from his/her local sponsor, or if seeking employment in another country, contact the corresponding embassy. The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait does not issue such letters.