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The British Embassy

All the information you need to know from The British Embassy in Kuwait from travel advice, visas, passports and more...

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3 July 2014

Last updated on 11 December 2017
The British Embassy

Britain and Kuwait have long enjoyed a close bilateral relationship, with a rich history of cooperation and friendship. They have strong political, economic, cultural, social and military ties.

British Embassy in Kuwait


The British Embassy in Kuwait can offer travel advice, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid issues and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports/Emergency Travel Documents

If you are outside the UK, the Embassy offers information on how to renew or replace your British passport, or getting replacement travel documents if your passport ir lost or stolen. 

They also give information on how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document.

Births, deaths and marriages

The Embassy can help you to understand your legal requirements in Kuwait, and how you can register a birth or death, and can advice you when getting any legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation service

Find out how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. 

The Embassy can also provide information on notarial and documentary services, living in Kuwait, a list of lawyers and it can also explain how the prison system works in Kuwait for British nationals. 

How else they can help

In addition to the listed services above, the Embassy can also:

  • issue emergency travel documents

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, or are a victim of other crime, in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • provide details of local lawuers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors

  • do all they properly can to contact you with 24 hours of being told that you have been detained

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abduction, death of relatives overseas, missing persons and kidnap

  • contact family or friends for you

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

What they cannot do for you

Although the Embassy try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, they cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country's immigration policy or procedures

  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people

  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison that is given to local people

  • pay any bills or give money, unless it is in an exceptional circumstance whereby a small amount can be lend from public funds, which has to be paid back

  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation

  • make business arrangements on your behalf


Updated 07/03/14