Travel Documents and Passports:

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

  • 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 cash or money order made payable to Embassy of the State of Kuwait.
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.

Application for Travel Document or Passport Renewal.

 

  • 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 passport loss).
  • 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).

 

  • In the case of issuing a emergency travel document for a new born baby:

The requirements are:

  • Original Birth Certificate (Should be Authenticated by the US State Department).
  • 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 new born.
  • $75.00 cash or money order made payable to Embassy of the State of Kuwait.
  • NO PERSONAL CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED.
  • ($25 for legalization – $50 for ETD)
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed envelope (registered mail).

Application for Issuance of Travel Document for a New Born Baby.

Please Note The Following:

  • All payments should be paid to the official name: The General Consulate of the State of Kuwait.
  • 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.
  • If you are a Kuwaiti citizen and you need an urgent help after the official office hours please call:
    • +1-310-556-0300
    • +1-310-556-0309

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 “PRE-PAID” 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 recturn shipping costs. All labels must have a tracking number, and applicants are advised to keep both incoming and outgoing tracking numbers for their records.