The British Embassy in Kuwait maintains and develops relations between the UK and Kuwait.
We work with Kuwait on a wide range of issues, including defence and security co-operation, cultural and scientific exchange, promoting trade and investment, tackling climate change and supporting international development.
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Kuwait and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +965 2259 4320.
Get an 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 travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
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 we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees Kuwait.
British Embassy Kuwait, main contact
Arabian Gulf Street
Telephone +965 2259 4320
Fax political & defence +965 2259 4339
Fax consular +965 2259 4359
Fax trade & investment +965 2259 4368
Fax management +965 2259 4352
Our working hours are now Sunday to Wednesday 07:30 - 15:30, Thursday 07:30-13:30.
Visitors to British Embassy Kuwait
The Embassy is closed to visitors due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions of movement. We are offering consular services 24/7 online: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-kuwait. If you have any questions, please call + 965 22594320
The weekend in Kuwait is Friday and Saturday.
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
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
P O Box 2