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Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations

Travel Documents & Passports

Kuwaiti Citizen Services

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In the case of passport loss or expiration, the General Consulate of the State of Kuwait in New York City will deal with each case as the following:

1. Kuwaiti Citizens in the US (Tourists):


The consulate will issue an emergency travel document

The requirements for both cases are:

  • Police report stating that the passport has been lost. (Only for passport loss)
  • Copy of the passport if available or copy of Kuwaiti Civil ID
  • Three (3) Photos
  • Written request from the citizen to the Embassy
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed envelope (registered mail)
  • $50.00 money order or bank check made payable to Embassy of the State of Kuwait
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED


Application for Travel Document or Passport Renewal


2. Kuwaiti citizens living in the US (Students and Patients under medical care):

The Consulate will issue either:

  • An emergency travel document (the requirements are above)
  • Reissue the loss or expired passport


The requirements are:

  • Police report stating that the passport has been lost (Only for lost passport)
  • The original passport
  • Four (4) Photos
  • Copy of the passport if available or copy of the civil ID
  • For Students: Copy of current Visa and I-20
  • For Patients: Letter from Doctor
  • Written request for the issuance of a new travel document/passport including the contact information of a family member in Kuwait
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed envelope (registered mail)


B. In the case of issuing a emergency travel document for a newborn baby:

The requirements are:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Written request from the KU Father to issue the travel document
  • Copy of the Kuwaiti Marriage Certificate of the parents
  • Copy of the father's passport
  • Copy of the mother's passport
  • Three (3) Photos of the newborn
  • $75.00 cash or money order made payable to Kuwait Consulate New York (NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED)
  • ($25 for legalization - $50 for ETD)
  • Prepaid, self-addressed envelope (registered mail)


Application for Issuance of Travel Document for a Newborn Baby

Please Note The Following:

  • All payments should be paid to the official name: Kuwait Consulate New York
  • Please note that the processing time for each case is as the following:
    • Issuing an emergency travel document: five to seven business days
    • Reissue the loss or expired passport: two to four weeks



NOTICE ON SENDING DOCUMENTS TO CONSULATE BY MAIL: Include a prepaid return label and envelope (from FedEx, UPS, or U.S. Postal Service ONLY) with the return address label filled out completely. A proper prepaid return envelope must include a "PREPAID" label. Any package without a proper prepaid return envelope and label will be put on hold until a proper return envelope is received. It is the applicant's responsibility to determine the EXACT return shipping costs. All labels must have a tracking number, and applicants are advised to keep both incoming and outgoing tracking numbers for their records.