The American Citizen Services section at U.S. Embassy Kuwait provides a range of services, including the issuance and renewal of passports, reports of birth abroad, and distributing Treasury Checks for Americans residing in Kuwait. The Consular Officers of the U.S. Embassy Kuwait also provides special citizen services in emergency situations; however they can neither perform marriages nor obtain the release of Americans from prison.
American Citizen Services is located inside the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Bayan, Block 13, on Al Masjed Al-Aqsa Street. Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and services are available by appointment only. We are closed on all U.S. and Kuwaiti holidays listed on our website.
For non-emergency matters including questions regarding a specific issue, please contact our office by email at KuwaitACS@state.gov. You may expect a reply within 2 business days.
For emergencies involving the health, safety and welfare of a U.S. citizen during business hours, please call +965 2259 1001 and explain your situation for the operator to direct your call appropriately.
For emergencies involving the health, safety and welfare of a U.S. citizen after business hours, please call +965 2259 1001 and you will be directed to the After Hours Duty Officer.
The Office of Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. is the point of contact for family members in the United States who are concerned about a U.S. citizen family member abroad. You can reach OCS 24 hours a day by calling 1 888 407 4747 or 1 202 501 4444.