? Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Washington, DC, P.C.
Entry Visa Work Visa Student Visa Accompanying Family Visa

Requirements for a Student Visa

The Embassy will process student visas for the following Jurisdictions only:

Alabama Illinois Michigan Ohio Virginia
Connecticut Indiana Mississippi Pennsylvania West Virginia
Delaware Kentucky New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
District of Columbia Maine New Jersey South Carolina  
Florida Maryland New York Tennessee  
Georgia Massachusetts North Carolina Vermont  

For other states, please contact Kuwait Consulate General in Los Angeles, CA Phone Number (310) 556-0300, Fax (310) 556-0400 


The requirements are:

  1. Valid Passport with a minimum of six (6) months prior to expiration date.

  2. One completed current visa application form as issued by Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  3. One passport-size photo.

  4. HIV test (AIDS test).

  5. Health Certificate:  Obtained from the local doctor certifying that the patient is in good health and
    free from contagious diseases. Lab test results for the following: Hepatitis B & C, Malaria, Filariasis, Syphilis and Chest X-Ray for Tuberculosis

  6. Police Clearance of No Criminal Record obtained from the:  Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI, and should be dated after the issuance date of the Student Permit. The Police Clearance has to be certified first by the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC (Tel: (202) 647-5002 or (800) 688-9889), then legalized by the Embassy with a $25.00 Authentication fee. The Authenticated Police Clearance should be presented to the Kuwaiti Authorities for residency purposes.

  7. The Student permit.


FEES: Visa fee $175.00 (for U.S. citizens) along with $25.00 for the authentication of the Police Clearance.

Fees should be paid by cash, money order or company check. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Please note: Passports sent by mail should include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.