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Please read the Embassy's explanation on the current process for passport applications and renewals:

 

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THE CONSULAR SECTION IS OPEN TO THE TRANSACTING PUBLIC FROM SUNDAYS TO THURSDAYS.

 

PROCESSING TIME:

 

NEW PASSPORT OR RENEWAL OR LOST

PROCESSING/INTERVIEW: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RELEASING: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(WAITING PERIOD: 30-45 DAYS)        

   

NOTARIALS AND AUTHENTICATIONS

PROCESSING: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RELEASING: same day
    

NOTARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT/JOB ORDER

PROCESSING: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
RELEASING: next day
 

REPORTS OF BIRTH AND MARRIAGE

PROCESSING/INTERVIEW: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS:   

  • To keep its clients safe from the COVID-19, the Embassy is currently implementing an appointment system for its passport and non-passport services, except for passport releasing. For passport appointments, the Embassy only accepts walk-in requests for passport appointments from Sundays to Thursdays, 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. To get a non-passport appointment, visit http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com every Friday.
  • WALK-IN AND ON-THE-SPOT PROCESSING OF PASSPORT APPLICATIONS IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME. PASSPORT APPLICANTS NEED TO SECURE A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT WITH THE EMBASSY.
  • Setting an appointment is FREE. The Embassy warns the public not to deal with FIXERS AND SCAMMERS. Those who are being asked to pay for their appointment or application form are urged to file a formal complaint at the Embassy, so that this incident will be investigated.
  • BRING THE OLD PASSPORT WHEN CLAIMING THE NEW PASSPORT.
  • New passports must be claimed at the Embassy within six (6) months from the date of issuance.
  • Upon receipt of the new passport, please transfer immediately the visa to the new passport to avoid payment of immigration fines.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy extends the validity of old passports only for those who will renew their residence visas or iqama in Kuwait. The Embassy warns those who will apply for passport extension for overseas travel (except for the Philippines) that they may be barred entry to their countries of destination. Many countries around the world do not recognize extended passports.
  • The public is advised to apply for passport renewal at the Embassy seven (7) months to one (1) year before the expiry date on the passport data page.
  • If the visa will expire earlier than the passport, the public is advised to apply for passport renewal three (3) months before the visa's expiry date.

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Requirements for Passport Renewal (KD 19.50 for renewal)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment, the Embassy only accepts walk-in requests for passport appointments from Sundays to Thursdays, 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Passport Application Form (CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM)
  • Original passport
  • Photocopy of passport data page and last page
  • Photocopy of Kuwait residence visa, if any
  • Those whose passports are about to expire within the next six (6) months, or whose Kuwait residence visas are about to expire within one year from the date of expiry of the passport, should apply for RENEWAL of their passport in order to avoid any lapse in the validity of their passports and payment of immigration penalty
  • Use BLACK INK in filling up the passport application form
  • Passports that have expired for more than one year may no longer be extended
  • The validity of passports may only be extended once
  • Upon receiving the new passport, the Kuwait residence visa must be IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED to avoid immigration penalties 


Requirements for Issuance of New Passport and Report of Birth for Minors* (KD
19.50 for new passport; KD 8.125 for Report of Birth)

* Minor passport applicants are defined as those aged BELOW 18 YEARS OLD.

  • Confirmed appointment (To get an online appointment for Report of Birth on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Passport Application Form for Minors (CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM)
  • Duly filled-out Report of Birth form (4 original copies)
  • Arabic Birth Certificate of the child with authentication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and official English translation (plus four photocopies).
  • Marriage Certificate of the parents (DFA-Apostillized PSA/NSO Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage) (plus four photocopies)
  • Passport and Civil ID, if any, of the parents (plus four photocopies).


Requirements for Replacement of Lost Passport
 (KD 48.750 if lost ePassport; KD 29.250 if lost green passport or MRP)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a passport appointment, the Embassy only accepts walk-in requests for passport appointments from Sundays to Thursdays, 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Passport Application Form (CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM)  
  • Police Report with English translation
  • Affidavit of Loss
  • If possible, photocopy of the lost passport/Kuwait Civil ID


For a woman who wants to adopt her married name

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Marriage Certificate in SECPA (security paper) from PSA/NSO, Apostillized by the DFA in Manila
  • If the marriage was solemnized by the Kuwait Ministry of Justice, the Marriage Certificate (with English translation) must be 
    authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and duly registered at the Philippine Embassy
  • Photocopy of old passport


Requirements for Solemnization of Marriages between Filipinos only
 (KD 52.00)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Photocopies of applicant's passports
  • Birth Certificates issued by the PSA/NSO and Apostillized DFA
  • PSA-issued Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR), issued at most six months prior to the date of submission to the Embassy
  • PSA/NSO Certificate re: non-appearance of the applicant's name in the National Indices of Marriage or certificate of Single Status and Non-marriage issued by the PSA/NSO and Apostillized by the DFA
  • Joint Affidavit of Single Status (form available)
  • Application for Marriage License (form available)
  • Notarized Affidavit of Parental Consent (if either applicant is 18-21 years old)
  • Notarized Affidavit of Parental advice (If either applicant is between 21-25 years old). Parent/s of the applicant should inform the Embassy in writing. If such advice is not obtained or is unfavorable, the marriage license shall be issued three (3) months following the publication of the application of the marriage license
  • Certificate of Marriage Counseling (If either applicant is 18-25 years old)
  • Two (2) pictures of each applicant
  • Notice of Marriage to be posted for ten (10) days


Report of Marriage (KD 16.250)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a non-passport appointment online: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Report of Marriage form
  • Arabic Marriage Certificate with authentication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and official English translation (plus 4 photocopies)
  • Passport and Civil ID, if any, of the spouses (plus four photocopies)


Notarization of Affidavits/Contracts (KD 8.125 per document)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly prepared and signed affidavits and contracts to be notarized
  • Copy of passport and Civil ID, if any, of the affiant/ signing party to the contract
  • Copy of passport and Civil ID, if any, of two (2) witnesses
  • Only the signatures of those who are physically present in Kuwait may be recognized by the Embassy for notarization purposes
  • In order to be notarized, the contents of the contracts or affidavits should not be contrary to law, good morals, customs or public policy
  • For notarization of Special Power of Attorney, the specific acts authorized and over which properties, should be indicated
  • For Special Power of Attorney that were drafted in the Philippines, please ensure that the blanks are completely filled up and the specific acts authorized and over which properties are indicated

Affidavits of Support and Consent (KD 8.125)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • Photocopy of the Kuwait visa with official English translation
  • Photocopy of the passport and residence visa of the sponsor
  • Photocopy of the passport of the person invited

In order to prevent illegal recruitment and human trafficking, the Embassy has stopped notarizing Affidavits of Support and Consent for Commercial Visa except: (1) for Filipinos hired as private staff of diplomats; (2) for Filipinos sponsored by Kuwait Government; (3) for Filipinos taking professional accreditation examination in Kuwait; (4) for Filipinos attending Ministry of Labor-approved seminars or training; or (5) for Filipinos working in the oil field with three-month contracts.


Authentication of PSA/NSO Documents/Diploma/Transcript of Records/NBI Clearance (Yellow)/Notarized Documents in the Philippines (
KD 8.125 per document)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • DFA-Apostillized Birth Certificate/Marriage Certificate/Diploma/Transcript of Records/NBI Clearance/notarized documents in the Philippines
  • Official Arabic translation of the document
  • Copy of passport and Civil ID, if any, of the applicant
  • Falsification of documents is a crime under Philippine laws and Kuwait laws
  • Falsified documents submitted to the Embassy shall be CONFISCATED outright and the names of the persons who submitted the said documents shall be REPORTED to the proper authorities for investigation
  • Anyone who submits a falsified document is presumed as the one who committed the falsification or is in connivance with the falsifier
  • Kuwait authorities require NBI clearances, diplomas and transcripts of records to be authenticated by the Kuwait Embassy in Manila after the DFA Apostillization
  • For documents notarized in the Philippines, a Certificate of Notarial Act from the Executive Judge must first be obtained in order for DFA to Apostillize the document
  • Only DFA-Apostillized certificates that have been issued within the last two years and which remain unspoiled, untampered and are not soiled or worn out will be accepted for Embassy authentication

 

Parental Travel Permits (KD 8.125)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Parental Travel Permit
  • Photocopies of the passports of the signing parent, of the person accompanying the child and of the child
  • Signed by the parent who will not be accompanying the child

 

Certification of those Applying for Dependent Visa (KD 8.125)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Duly filled-out Certification
  • DFA-Apostillized PSA/NSO Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate
  • Photocopy of the passport and residence visa of the sponsor
  • Photocopy of the passport of the person invited

 

Certifications of Philippine Driver’s Licenses (KD 8.125)

  • Confirmed appointment (To get a online non-passport appointment on Fridays: http://kuwaitpe.setmore.com)
  • Personal appearance on the date and time of confirmed appointment
  • Original License
  • Copy of passport of the applicant
  • Only valid and unexpired licenses will be accepted for authentication

 

Travel Document

  • Duly filled-out Travel Document application form
  • Two (2) recent ID pictures (2x2 picture or passport size)
  • Affidavit applying for issuance of Travel Document, stating reason for loss of passport, personal experience requiring the Embassy’s assistance, reason for indigency (i.e. financial incapacity)
  • Photocopy of passport, or any valid Philippine government-issued ID, or NBI clearance, if any is available


Philippine Visa (KD 13.00 for Single-entry Tourist Visa; KD 39.00 for multiple-entry visa)

NOTE: The Embassy currently operates a limited Philippine Visa service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Philippine Visa applicants must send scanned copies of the complete requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Duly filled-out visa application form (visa application form)
  • One recent ID picture (2x2 picture or passport size)
  • Copy of passport and valid Kuwait visa (present ORIGINAL PASSPORT for visa stamping)
  • Copy of old/previous Philippine visas, if any
  • Company Letter: must be duly signed by the Letter from company in Kuwait stating that it has no objection to the travel of its employee to the Philippines and/or authorizing such employee to attend a particular meeting in the Philippines; the letter should also state the employees’ duties and responsibility at the company, his position and salary
  • Confirmed ticket in going to and from the Philippines
  • For first-time applicants, PERSONAL APPEARANCE is required
  • For multiple-entry visa, a DFA-Apostillized Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage to the Embassy is required in addition to the above-mentioned requirements
  • A multiple-entry visa is issued after about three (3) to six (6) months upon prior approval from DFA

 

Business/Recruitment Visa Requirements

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond intended length of stay in the Philippines.
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Duly accomplished visa application form (download application form)
  • Two colored photos
  • Request letter from sponsor/employer, including details of visa applicant and purpose of travel (for non-Kuwaitis)
  • Copy of round-trip airplane ticket
  • Personal appearance (upon request)


If the purpose of the visit is for recruitment of Filipino workers, applicant must submit the following:

  • Copy of the Special Power of Attorney verified by the Office of the Labor Attache
  • Copy of demand letter stating the number of workers to be hired, their positions, and salaries
  • Copy of approved block visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fees: KD 13.000 (single entry/three months); KD 26.000 (multiple entry/six months)
    KD 39.000 (multiple entry/one year)


Requirements for Student Visa
 (KD 65.00)

  • Authenticated secondary diploma and transcript of records
  • Personal History Statement (PHS) to be filled up in quadruplicate
  • Affidavit of support from parents
  • Police clearance
  • Medical examination report with life-size chest x-ray film
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Duly filled up application form