Notice: The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait has resumed processing Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa applications. However, the Embassy advises all travelers to review U.S. entry requirements for COVID-19 testing and vaccination prior to their departure to the United States. Please see COVID-19 Traveler Information on Travel.State.Gov for the latest information.
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
Visiting the Embassy or Consulate
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.
Request an Expedited Medical 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.
Request an Expedited Student Appointment
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.