August 23, 2020: U.S. Embassy Resumes Limited Student Visa Appointments

Important Notice

 Starting August 23, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City will resume limited operations for student visa processing for citizens and residents of Kuwait. We will accept applications in the F, M, and J visa categories with an approved I-20 or DS-2019 form. In regards to J visas, we will only accept applications for categories that are not subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052. This includes alien physician, professor, research and short-term scholars, specialist, and students.

 Applicants should visit to schedule an appointment. Because of limited capacity and safety precautions due to COVID-19, applicants should expect to experience some delay in appointment availability.

 Interviews for all other visa categories, including B1/B2, remain suspended. Applicants of any visa category with an urgent need to travel can request an emergency appointment.

 Where conditions allow for it, we have resumed limited processing of visa renewals eligible for interview waiver, since these cases do not require applicants to visit our consular sections.  Schedule a renewal at

 In order to protect the health and safety of our personnel and the public, we have instituted strict social distancing practices in our facilities.  All applicants must wear masks.  Any applicant with symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, or fever should contact us at to reschedule their interview.

 For any questions, please email