British Embassy Kuwait
Arabian Gulf Street
Telephone: +965 2259 4320
Working hours: Sunday to Wednesday 07:30-15:30, Thursday 07:30-13:30.
The weekend in Kuwait is Friday and Saturday.
For information about:
Consular (NOT VISA OR PASSPORT) services to British nationals:
UK Trade & Investment enquiries:
UK Visas and Immigration Enquiries:
How to apply for a UK visa
Contact UK Visas and Immigration about your application:
British Embassy Kuwait, postal address:
PO Box 2
The British Embassy Kuwait maintains and develops relations between the UK and Kuwait.
They work closely on a wide range of issues, including the future of the European Union, EU enlargement and completing the single market, climate change, science and innovation co-operation, foreign policy challenges and defence and police co-operation.
Find out more on the Embassy’s UK and Kuwait news page, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/kuwait/news. They provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Kuwait. You can access UK Government services while in Kuwait, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/kuwait.
If you are in Kuwait and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +965 2259 4320. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Kuwait, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: https://www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document.
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the Embassy as soon as possible, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-kuwait#contact-us.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you are not sure, check if you are a British citizen, here: https://www.gov.uk/check-british-citizen.
If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Kuwait to apply for an emergency travel document, here: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-kuwait#contact-us.
Once you have contacted the Embassy, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Kuwait, here: https://www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-embassy-kuwait-city/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
British Embassy Kuwait can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide, here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-kuwait.
The Embassy charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees Kuwait, here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/kuwait-consular-fees.