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


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