Nonimmigrant Visas

The United States Embassy in Kuwait has resumed, in a limited number to ensure social distancing, certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including employment, student, petition-based, and tourist nonimmigrant visas, K fiancé/fiancée visas, as well as IR-1/2, CR-1/2, IR 3/4, SB-1, E-3 and EB-5 immigrant visas.  For more information on MRV fees and scheduling a visa appointment, visit our visa information website..  If you have an urgent medical matter and need to travel immediately, follow the guidance provided at our expedited appointment website to request an emergency appointment.

Please note that issuance of certain types of immigrant or nonimmigrant visas may currently be suspended due to Presidential Proclamations.  You can read more about current Presidential Proclamations and possible exemptions or exceptions here.

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.