Passport Services

Your passport application form must be completed online using the passport application wizard, printed, and brought with you to your appointment (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, and their most recent U.S. passport will be asked to reschedule their appointments.

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 your old passport for cancellation; no appointment is necessary.

If you meet all the following qualifications:

  • Your most recent passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older;
  • Your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years;
  • You can present your passport with the application;
  • Your most recent passport was not limited, i.e. it was issued for its full five or ten years validity;
  • You are not requesting a change in personal information other than a name change due to marriage. (If you are applying for a renewal under the new name you are required to submit your marriage certificate with English translation if original is not in English.)

Then please follow these steps:

  • Complete your passport application form online using the passport application wizard;
  • Make a passport appointment through the online appointment system;
  • Appear at the Embassy in person with two forms of official identification;
  • Present your most recent passport and one photocopy of the passport bio data page;
  • Submit 2 passport photos – Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms;
  • Pay the application fees at the Embassy: $110 USD (or KD equivalent) payable in cash or credit (K-Net card not acceptable).

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

If you meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Your most recent passport was issued while under age 16 and you are now age 16 or older;
  • You can present your passport with the application;
  • Your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years;
  • Your most recent passport was not limited, i.e. it was issued for its full five years validity;

Then please follow the steps below:

  • Complete your passport application form online using the passport application wizard;
  • Make a passport appointment through the online appointment system;
  • Appear at the Embassy in person;
  • Present your most recent passport and one photocopy of the passport bio data page;
  • Submit 2 passport photos – Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms;
  • Pay the application fees at the Embassy: $145 USD (or KD equivalent) payable in cash or credit (K-Net card not acceptable).

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

Passports for children under the age of 16 (whether first time applicants or renewals) require the child AND both parents to be present.  If only one parent is available, the parent who is not present MUST submit form DS-3053, granting consent for the child’s passport application. In some circumstances, a parent with sole legal custody may apply without the other parent’s consent if and only if the sole parent has a final court-issued custody decree that specifically authorizes the sole parent to apply for a passport for the child.

Please follow the steps below:

  • Complete your child’s passport application form online using the passport application wizard;
  • Make a passport appointment through the online online appointment system;
  • Present your child’s most recent passport and one photocopy of the passport bio data page;
  • Present your child’s original U.S. Birth Certificate or the Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate. (If the child was naturalized in the United States, we need to see the child’s original Certificate of Naturalization, child’s original foreign birth certificate, and original English translation + 1 photocopy);
  • Both parents’ must present two original forms of valid photo identification and one photocopy of it (e.g. passport and driver’s license);
  • Submit 2 passport photos – Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms;
  • Pay the application fees at the Embassy:  $115 USD (or KD equivalent) payable in cash or credit (K-Net card not acceptable);
  • Age Progression Photos: If your child was issued a passport as a newborn (i.e. under 12 months), we recommend bringing age progression photos over the last five years.

The birth of a child in Kuwait to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported as soon as possible to the U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services section for the purpose of establishing an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship at birth. The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) can only be created at an American consular office overseas while the child is under the age of 18.

We recommend applying for your child’s CRBA and passport the same day, and both natural parents should attend the interview along with the child. Future passport applications will require a Social Security number, so we encourage you to apply for your child’s Social Security number by contacting the U.S. Consulate General in Rome Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) as soon as you have your child’s passport and CRBA. For questions regarding your Social Security application or benefits, please contact FBU Rome. Please be aware that the name on the passport and birth report will match the name listed on the official birth certificate; additional names, such as middle names not listed on the birth certificate, cannot be added.

Please follow the steps in the document “Instructions for Registering a Child.” You may also download the blank forms provided below.  Once you have completed the forms and gathered the appropriate documents, please email KuwaitACS@state.gov with a scan of your completed DS-2029, DS-11 passport application, and a contact phone number.  We will then schedule your appointment and arrange the date and time with you and review your documents.

If you arrive at the consulate for any CRBA service without an appointment or without your documents in hand, you will be asked to return after securing an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy, which will ensure that services are offered in a more efficient manner, with shorter wait times.

In order to replace a mutilated/damaged passport, applicants are requested to follow the steps below:

  • Complete your passport application form online using the online application wizard;
  • Make a passport appointment through the online appointment system;
  • Appear at the Embassy in person;
  • Present a proof of U.S. citizenship (e.g. expired or damaged passport, original/certified copy of U.S. birth certificate issued by the State Vital Statistics Office, Certificate of Naturalization, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate + 1 photocopy)
  • Provide a written statement indicating what happened to the passport;
  • Submit 2 passport photos – Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms;
  • Pay the application fees at the Embassy: $145 USD (or KD equivalent) payable in cash or credit (K-Net card not acceptable).

Please note: applications for passport replacement for a child under the age of 16 require the personal appearance of both parents with the child. If only one parent is available, the parent who is not present MUST submit form DS-3053 granting consent for the child’s passport application or a final court-issued custody decree that specifically authorizes the sole parent to apply for a passport for the child.

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

In order to replace a lost or stolen passport, applicants are requested to follow the steps below:

Then please follow the steps below:

  • Complete your passport application form online using the online application wizard;
  • Make a passport appointment through the online appointment system;
  • Appear at the Embassy in person;
  • Present a proof of U.S. citizenship (e.g. expired or damaged passport, original/certified copy of U.S. birth certificate issued by the State Vital Statistics Office, Certificate of Naturalization, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate + 1 photocopy)Provide a written statement indicating what happened to the passport;
  • Complete form DS-64 (lost/stolen passport statement), as well as a State of Kuwait police report (if applicable);
  • Submit 2 passport photos – Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms;
  • Pay the application fees at the Embassy: $145 USD (or KD equivalent) payable in cash or credit (K-Net card not acceptable).

Please note: applications for passport replacement for a child under the age of 16 require the personal appearance of both parents with the child. If only one parent is available, the parent who is not present MUST submit form DS-3053 granting consent for the child’s passport application or a final court-issued custody decree that specifically authorizes the sole parent to apply for a passport for the child..

Active duty and civilian Department of Defense personnel may submit passport applications for regular (blue) passports to the passport acceptance office at Camp Arifjan. Please check this flyer for more information: Passport Acceptance at Camp AJ (PDF 459 KB)