U.S. Visa Process

The following persons do not need to be interviewed for U.S. visas:


  • Business/Tourist visa renewals for Kuwaiti citizens as long as the name and PDOB are the same as the last visa issuance, the previous visa can still be valid or has expired within the last 48 months
  • Student Visa renewals for Kuwaiti citizens as long as the visa expired not more than 48 months ago, and the student is returning to the same U.S. institution of study
  • Kuwaiti citizens or residents who are 80 years of age and above
  • Kuwaiti citizens or residents who are under 13 years of age and who at least one parents has a valid U.S. travel document


The applicant should create a profile at ustraveldocs.com as part of the visa application process, the profile setup will lead the applicant through a series of yes/no questions to identify if the applicant qualifies for the interview waiver program.

For more information, please visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com/kw/

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AmCham Kuwait's Women in Business FG Participated in the American International School's Final PYP Exhibition

June 2 - AmCham Kuwait's Women in Business Focus Group members participated in AIS’ PYP exhibition with the AIS students. Some of these topics were inspired by the previous panel discussion which was held with WIB FG Members and AIS students. We are proud of the children’s efforts in educating and creating awareness of several Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

ABCK-AmCham Kuwait holds Annual Board of Directors' Election Night

June 8 -  ABCK-AmCham Kuwait held its Annual Board of Directors Election Night at the U.S. Embassy on June 8. We would like to thank our sponsors - Platinum Sponsor and Champion: GOFSCO, Gold Sponsors: American International School, KGL, Silver Sponsors: Gulf Agency Company, and the Sultan Center, and our Travel Partner: IFA International Travel & Tourism. We would also like to thank all the candidates, and we extend our congratulations to our new board members. Read more

ABCK-AmCham Kuwait and the German Business Council Hold a Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Partnership

June 23 - AmCham Kuwait and the German Business Council's (@gbckuwait ) leadership held a coordination meeting in order to discuss an upcoming collaboration together with other Business Councils, which will be one of their most significant partnerships for 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on this major event. Read more...

ABCK-AmCham Kuwait Hosts Annual 4th of July Celebration

June 25 - ABCK-AmCham-Kuwait held its signature 4th of July Celebration in attendance of several U.S military servicemen and women as well as AmCham Kuwait Members. The 4th of July or Independence Day is regarded as an important

national holiday in the U.S. as it marks the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776. We'd like to thank each of our sponsors for making this event happen, as we would not be able to do such events without their support. Platinum sponsor and Champion: Kuwait & Gulf Link, Gold Sponsor: American International University, Gold Sponsors and Chairman's Club Members: Gulf Insurance Group, and The Bridge Company, and finally our Silver Sponsors and Chairman's Club Members: Easa Husain Al Yousifi & Sons Co. and Lockheed Martin. 

We thank each and every one of our guests for attending and we hope that you had a nice time! We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events as we will remain active throughout the summer months with more activities.  Read more...


ABK Introduces Automatic Speech Recognition to ‘Ahlan Ahli’ First Bank in Kuwait to implement this technology in Arabic and English

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) is pleased to announce the introduction of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) into ‘Ahlan Ahli,’ its Interactive Voice Response Service (IVR). ABK is the first bank in Kuwait to implement this technology, which is in line with ABK’s ‘Simpler Banking’ strategy. Read more...


AIU introduces Art Lounge to showcase students’ works

KUWAIT: AIU believes in student-centered education and at the heart of this academic approach is displaying the students’ art, projects, and designs. Student art and designs can be seen in abundance around the critically acclaimed, award-winning campus. Just above the main reception area, outside of the campus auditorium, AIU has designed the Art Lounge, an area dedicated to showcasing student art. Displaying students’ work is crucial to their development as artists and designers as it generates motivation, cultivates a community of artists, and empowers future artists.  Read more...

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AUK’s Office of Research and Grants Hosts KFAS Team

The Office of Research and Grants at AUK organized an event entitled, KFAS Programs for Research and Development. Held in the University’s campus, the event was presented by a team from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) that included, Dr. Maitham Safar, consultant and acting manager for the Research Grant Program; Dr. Ibtisam Hassan, manager of the Research Capacity Building Program; and Khaled Alawadhi, manager of the Research Support Office. The event sought to introduce the campus community to the various research programs offered by KFAS.  Read more...


Boeing Signs on for Aireon Space-Based ADS-B Data Services

SEATTLE, June 23, 2022 – Aireon, the world’s leading provider of space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) services, will deliver its flight data stream to Boeing [NYSE: BA]. Boeing will use the stream to expand its advanced data analytics capabilities in its effort to further strengthen commercial air travel safety.

Aireon will provide historical aircraft data and near real-time aircraft event data via its AireonINSIGHTS product for select Boeing airplane programs. Read more...


Cisco Helps Service Providers Build a Sustainable Internet for the Future with Advancements to Its Converged Network Solution to Lower Costs

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 27, 2022 — Today Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced advancements to its Routed Optical Networking solution, delivering on its commitment to redefine the economics of the internet and help communication service providers close the digital divide by connecting more people, places, and things. Read more...


Newest Precision Powerhouse Features AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO

It’s no coincidence that in our 25th anniversary year of Dell Precision, we’ve unveiled some of the most powerful workstations ever – with no signs of slowing. It began earlier this year when we introduced the world’s most powerful 14-inch mobile workstation¹, followed by last month’s unveiling of the new Precision 7000 Series mobile workstations. Not only do these offer the latest technological advancements, the Precision 7000 Series features a new form factor for DDR5 memory that we anticipate will become a new industry standard. Read more...


MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has received three of the U.S. Department of Defense’s prestigious James S. Cogswell awards for outstanding industrial security performance.

The recognition marks the 18th consecutive year L3Harris has earned at least one award, an unparalleled achievement. DoD recognized these L3Harris locations from among 26 facilities within approximately. Read more...

Lockheed Martin Partners With U.S. Indo-Pacific Command In Successful Multi-Domain Experiments

BETHESDA, M.D., June 21, 2022 – Lockheed Martin paired its DIAMONDShield battle management system with four Virtualized Aegis Weapon System (VAWS) nodes deployed across hundreds of miles to successfully demonstrate multi-domain operations during a recent U.S. military exercise.

The exercise, called Valiant Shield 2022, is a biennial training activity involving thousands of U.S. military personnel and more than 200 ships, aircraft and ground vehicles with a focus on integrating forces in multiple domains, and is a cornerstone of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s integrated deterrence strategy to prevent conflict in the region. Read more...

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Microsoft’s Smart Government Summit sparks dialogue to shape Kuwait’s Smart transformation

Kuwait City, Kuwait – Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Rana Al Fares, Minister of State for Municipal Affairs and Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Affairs Kuwait, Microsoft today hosted its first Smart Government Summit in partnership with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), to accelerate Kuwait’s transformation into a Smart Government. Read more...


Shell completes acquisition of Landmark fuel and convenience network

Shell Retail and Convenience Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Products US (Shell), has completed the acquisition of certain company-owned fuel and convenience retail sites from the Landmark group of companies (Landmark). The acquisition also includes supply agreements for the independently operated fuel and convenience sites.  Read more...

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Zain successfully completes trial for 4G / 5G Open and Cloud Native Radio Access Network (cRAN) in Kuwait

Zain announces it has successfully completed the first live trial in the region of Open and Virtual Radio Access Network (Open cRAN) in Kuwait.

This innovative achievement enhances Zain Kuwait’s position on the global ICT map, and was implemented in collaboration with both Mavenir, a leading network software provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, and with Masiya, a leading system integrator in the Middle East.  Read more...

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Interior to organize issuance of family, and tourist visas soon

The Residency Affairs Sector next week will submit to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nawaf, a new mechanism to organize the issuance of family and tourist visit visas, following the abrupt decision to stop issuing these visas Monday, reports Al-Qabas daily. Read more...

U.S. State Department advisory issues warnings its citizens traveling to Kuwait

The US State Department has updated its advisory for its citizens travelling to Kuwait, including a warning regarding the health situation in Kuwait about the spread of “Covid-19”. Read more...

Optional 4th dose coming soon

KUWAIT CITY, June 25: The Ministry of Health is all set to make an official statement on the availability of the fourth dose of COVID vaccine. The fourth dose will be in accordance with regulations provided to the groups most vulnerable to infection who are suffering from chronic diseases, elderly and those who have been vaccinated with third dose after a certain period of time. Read more...

Listing banks’ shares stimulates, balances Boursa Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, June 27: The listing of regular and Islamic banks shares in Boursa Kuwait, the stock exchange, is an act that stimulated and balanced the market, said a number of experts on Monday. The capital of the banking sector is worth over KD 4.5 billion (USD 16.2 billion).  Read more...

Kuwait to award $53mln water project for oil well injection

State-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) will soon award a project involving operation and maintenance services for one of its water pumping stations used to supply its oil facilities, a local newspaper reported on Friday.


KDIPA attracts KD 106m from 8 new companies

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: According to informed sources, the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) succeeded in attracting new investments worth about KD 106 million from eight new companies during the last period, reports Al-Anba daily. Read more...

Kuwait govt’s hold over lands spurs real estate price increases: Unionist

KUWAIT: A recent study indicated that the average citizen in Kuwait needs around 16 years to repay the amount of financing granted to buy a house in Kuwait in monthly installments to the government, according to Marmore Mena Intelligence, part of Kuwait Financial Center Company (Markaz). Read more...

Jasem Al-Budaiwi to become Kuwait’s new ambassador to the U.S.

KUWAIT: Kuwait has reportedly appointed Jasem Al-Budaiwi as its new ambassador to the United States, succeeding outgoing envoy Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah. Budaiwi was most recently Kuwait’s ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and NATO. Meanwhile, Kuwait’s long-time Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi is reportedly moving to become the Gulf state’s envoy in Russia, while he is set to be replaced at the UN by Nasser Al-Heen. Read more...

Kuwait supports women’s empowerment in line with vision 2035

KUWAIT: The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development Dr Khaled Mahdi has affirmed the government’s keenness on supporting women’s empowerment in line with the development plan of 2035 vision. This came in a speech during the launching ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Platform – Kuwait, an event organized by Limak Construction Company in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development. Read more...

KMA launches questionnaire about establishment of platform for SMEs

The Capital Markets Authority has launched a questionnaire on the establishment of a specialized platform for listing and trading the shares of small and medium-sized growth companies, as part of its endeavor to regulate the trading of the shares of these companies through new channels provided by the capital market system. Read more...

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Kuwait’s Boresly elected to UN committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

NEW YORK: Rehab Boresly, the candidate of Kuwait, was elected as member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The ballot, held on Tuesday as part of the 15th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-15) at the UN Headquarters in New York, resulted in Boresly winning 150 votes, or 82.4 percent of the total 182 votes. Coming second to the frontrunner candidate of Mexico who got 151 votes, she will serve a four-year term in the CRPD (2022-2026). Speaking to the press after the polls, Boresly expressed joy for the outcome of the vote, which “materializes the eminent status and leading role of the State of Kuwait on the global scale.” Read more...

DOE Joins New Federal-state Partnership to Grow Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will lead in the development of a comprehensive offshore wind supply chain roadmap as part of its participation in the new White House-led Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership. The first of its kind forum between 11 East Coast Governors and Administration officials will enable collaboration to build a strong, U.S.-based supply chain for offshore wind, grow a skilled U.S. workforce, and accelerate work to address important regional matters. The partnership will advance the industry’s rapid development and provide more affordable clean energy to all Americans, helping accelerate President Biden’s goal of 30GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and 100% clean electricity by 2035. Read more...

Biden-Harris Administration Secures More Than 100 Million Doses of Pfizer's Latest COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall Vaccine Campaign

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DOD), announced an agreement to purchase more than 100 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for a fall vaccine campaign. The contract announcement follows a June 28, 2022 meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which recommended the inclusion of an Omicron component for COVID-19 booster vaccines in the U.S. Read more...

U.S. Department of Agriculture to Invest up to $65 Million in Pilot Program to Strengthen Food Supply Chain, Reduce Irregular Migration, and Improve Working Conditions for Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2022 - President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong actions to bring the historic migration crisis under control. The Declaration is organized around three key pillars: (1) stabilization; (2) legal pathways and protections; and (3) humane migration management. In preparation for the Summit, the United States and other countries in the region developed a suit of bold new migration-related deliverables. Read more...

Secretary Raimondo Meets with Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) to receive updates, hear recommendations, and gather additional feedback on supply chain-related issues. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo underscored the importance of the ACSCC’s recommendations to help inform Administration supply chain-related policies and initiatives, including interagency supply chain assessments and studies conducted under Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, “America’s Supply Chains.” She also emphasized the importance of passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act to boost domestic manufacturing and supply chain resilience and spur innovation in the United States through critical investments in the industries of the future. Read more...


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