Nonimmigrant Visas

The United States Embassy in Kuwait remains unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at ustraveldocs.com and/or email us at KuwaitNIV@state.gov to request an emergency appointment.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/

Certain applicants renewing full validity B1/B2 or F-1 visas may be eligible to renew via Interview Waiver.  Applicants may check their eligibility at https://ustraveldocs.com/kw/kw-niv-visarenew.asp.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: Support-Kuwait@ustraveldocs.com
  • Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
    • Callers in Kuwait: +965 2220 4144
    • Callers in the United States: +1 703 520 2243

Cell Phones Not Permitted on Embassy Grounds

For the safety and security of all applicants and employees, visa applicants are not permitted to bring cell phones or other electronic  devices into the U.S. Embassy. Applicants who bring such devices will be denied entry. Please make arrangements to leave your electronic equipment in a safe location off Embassy grounds during your interview appointment. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation.

Due to the extreme weather conditions, we ask that you do not arrive at the Embassy more than 15 minutes before your visa appointment.

The Embassy grants emergency appointments for medical cases that require immediate travel when appointment waiting times exceed one week.

For additional information on this process, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com.

The Embassy grants same-week emergency appointments for student visa cases that require immediate travel, but only if appointment waiting times exceed one week.  

Please visit www.ustraveldocs.com.