Requirements for a Student Visa

The embassy will process Student Visas for the following jurisdictions only:

District of Columbia – Maryland – Virginia -West Virginia

For other states please contact Kuwait Consulate General in California at (310) 556-0300, Fax (310) 556-0400 OR Consulate General in N.Y., N.Y. at (917) 274-4499, Fax (917) 274-4193.

The requirements are:

  1. Valid passport with a minimum of two (2) years 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. No Criminal Record: Obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), valid within three months of the issuance date of the Permit. The “No Criminal Record” has to be certified first by the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., then legalized by the Embassy with a $25.00 Authentication fee.
  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.