Authentication - Overview



The Authentication Department is responsible for the validation and certification of academic documents obtained from the United States (East Coast) for non-sponsored (privately funded) and previously sponsored students.  Specific duties include the following:

  • Validation and certification of enrollment verification/academic transcripts/degrees for students in the United States
  • Validation and certification of Residency or Fellowship Certificates of individuals in the United States for work purposes in Kuwait
  • Validation and certification of admission letters for non-sponsored (privately funded) Kuwaiti students or students seeking sponsorship
  • Validation and certification of report cards and high school transcripts/diplomas for Kuwaiti students in the United States (non-high school graduate dependents of scholarship students must contact their Embassy Adviser for certification)
  • Maintaining the database of ESL programs, 2-year colleges and universities approved by the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ) and the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education
  • Maintaining database of merit schools

Contact Us:

Certification of University Degrees/Enrollment Verification/Residency or Fellowship Certificates/High School Transcripts/Elementary Report Cards:

Certification of Admission Letter/I20s (Privately funded or Non-sponsored students):

Inquiries Regarding Approved Programs:





Contact / Hours Of Operations

OFFICE NUMBER: 202.364.2100

FAX NUMBER: 202.363.8394


Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m est





The Cultural Office of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait

3500 International Drive, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008


Employees Only


In Case Of Emergencies

In case of emergencies, please contact the Embassy/Consulate responsible for your area as specified below:

For District of Columbia (DC), Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Contact Main Embassy at 202.262.0758

For Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin.  Contact New York Consulate at 917.242.6688

For Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Contact Los Angeles Consulate at 310.279.3644

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