In mid-February, routine consular services will be temporarily reduced at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait.  Please plan accordingly:             

The Visa Unit will not schedule routine visa interview appointments between February 12 and 15, 2018, inclusive, and will reduce visa appointments on February 19 and 20.  The Visa Unit will only schedule visa appointments for emergency cases (e.g. medical cases, prospective students, humanitarian cases) during these dates.  Emergency cases must be submitted and approved as an emergency appointment request at  For further assistance with urgent travel, please contact our call center at 2220-4144 or

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on February 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day U.S. holiday and on February 25 and 26 in observance of the Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day holidays.   

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit:

Beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 visas in a People's Republic of China passport will be required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). More information is available at

Important Notice:

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel.  If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment.  If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment after scheduling a regular appointment.  Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at

Please ensure that all personal (full name, passport information, etc.) and contact information (phone number, email, etc.) provided is for the applicant requesting a visa and reflects the information exactly as is in the passport. The failure to provide the correct personal and contact information will result in the delay or cancellation of your visa application process and the delay in the return of your passport.

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at <>. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at <>.



EVUS登记网站为 <>。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 <>向签证持有人公布最新信息。

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Kuwait. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Kuwait.