Authentication - Requirements for Certification of Academic Records - Admission letters i 20s


Admission Letters / I-20s

The following documents must be submitted to the Authentication Department:

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of Civil ID
  3. Copy of Official Admission Letter (If Admission Letter does not indicate major, a letter from the university must be presented indicating student’s intended major)
  4. Statement from the university confirming if there are mandatory online courses to obtain the degree
  5. Copy of I-20
  6. Copies of Transcripts and Diplomas of last two degrees/diplomas earned prior to current admission:
    • Prior University Degrees/Diplomas earned outside of Kuwait
      • Copy of Equivalency Certificate issued by MOHE
    • Prior University Degrees/Diplomas earned inside of Kuwait:
      • Copy of Equivalency Certificate issued by the Director General of Private Universities at MOHE
    • High School Diploma earned from private school in Kuwait or any school outside of Kuwait
      • Copy of Equivalency Certificate issued by the General Administration for Private Education Department at Ministry of Education
  7. Copies of Equivalency Certificates of last two prior degrees earned:
    • Major/Program is a fulltime Day program at the university and not an online/distance education/correspondence program.
    • No mandatory online/hybrid/nontraditional courses will be taken to earn the degree.
      • Note:  Online/hybrid courses are not allowed at the Graduate level effective 4/13/2015 per MOHE correspondence #WTA/9/AA dated 4/13/2015.
  8. For Admission to Master’s & Ph.D., Provide a Verification Letter from the university indicating:
    • Two (2) original official transcripts from all prior and current school
    • Verification of Enrollment from current school
  9. For students transferring to another US university or college:
  10. Two (2) copies of Kuwait Social Security Statement from Public Institution for Social Security in Kuwait
  11. For government employees, submit a copy of academic leave from Civil Service Commission

Click here to download Admission Certification form (link is external).

The Cultural Office reserves the right to request for additional documentation if needed.


Students requesting Health Insurance, please click here (link is external) for list of requirements.


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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