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.

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.

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 has not been mutilated, damaged, lost, stolen, or subsequently found;
  • Your most recent passport had not been limited from the normal ten year validity period due to passport damage/mutilation, multiple passport thefts/losses, or non-compliance with 22 C.F.R. 51.41.
  • You are not requesting a change in personal information other than a name change due to marriage or court order.  (If you are applying for a renewal under the new name you are required to submit your marriage certificate or court order 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 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted).

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;

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;
  • Present a valid ID as proof of identity;
  • Submit 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted).

If you meet all of the following qualifications:

  • You can present a certified U.S. birth certificate issued by the custodian of records of a U.S. state, county, or city, or other U.S. jurisdiction; a Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization; or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and;
  • You can present two forms of official identification with photograph, for example, a U.S. driver’s license, military CAC card, foreign passport, and/or civil identification card.

Then please follow the steps below:

  • Complete your passport application form online using the passport application wizard (you must fill out a DS-11 application);
  • 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 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted).

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 the original completed, signed, and notarized 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 grants sole custody or the 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, Certificate of Citizenship, or the Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate and one photocopy. (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 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted);
  • 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.

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 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, Certificate of Citizenship, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad + 1 photocopy)
  • Provide a written statement indicating what happened to the passport;
  • Submit 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted).

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 grants sole custody or specifically authorizes the sole parent to apply for a passport for the child.

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 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, Certificate of Citizenship, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad + 1 photocopy);
  • Complete form DS-64 (lost/stolen passport statement), as well as a State of Kuwait police report (if applicable);
  • Submit 1 passport photo – 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 is not accepted).

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 grants sole custody or specifically authorizes the sole parent to apply for a passport for the child.

U.S. citizens with a Kuwaiti tourist visa or residency (or iqama) in their lost or stolen passports must report them in person at the General Department for Residency Affairs Investigation.  The office hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the office is located here.  U.S. citizens who do not report their lost or stolen passports will encounter problems leaving Kuwait.  U.S. citizens do not need to wait for the new passport to arrive before contacting Residency Affairs Investigation.

 

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 Arifjan.