Authentication - Requirements for Certification of Academic Records - Enrollment verification university degrees


Enrollment Verification / University Degrees

*Per new instructions received from the Ministry of Higher Education, individuals who wish to certify their academic records must register through the Ministry’s website at

Please be advised of the required documents for certification as follows:

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of Civil ID
  3. Two Official transcripts which must be received directly from the school (Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended must be presented)
  4. Copy of diploma / certificate of graduation (if graduated)
  5. Verification letter from all schools attended indicating the following:
    1. Did the student take any courses through non-traditional format (i.e. online/hybrid/correspondence/distance education/independent study/satellite campus etc)?
    2. If any courses were taken through non-traditional format, please provide the name of the course and corresponding credits.
    3. Do any of the non-traditional courses apply towards student’s degree? If yes, please indicate which course.
    4. Please provide the student’s start date into the degree program (required only from university granting degree).
  6. Copy of previously authenticated admission letter or I-20 of degree program, if applicable.
  7. Official transcripts of last two prior degrees earned
  8. If last two prior degrees were earned from private institution inside Kuwait or any institution outside of Kuwait, copies of Equivalency Certificates must be presented from the following:
    1. Ministry of Higher Education (for university degrees)
    2. Ministry of Education (for high school)
  9. For students who changed their names, a copy of court order approving name change must be presented

Click here for Degree Authentication Form or here for Enrollment Verification form.

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

IMPORTANT : Below are the regulations for nontraditional courses:

*Credits from Training institutes are not considered university level courses per MOHE letter #WTA/10/n.f/7227 dated 9/8/2013.

Undergraduate Study

  1. Maximum of 2-4 nontraditional courses, not to exceed 12 credits, per MOHE regulations, Article 4, Section 2, Item #9.
  2. Online/Hybrid courses are not allowed at 2-year colleges per MOHE letter #WTA/9/ZM dated 1/5/2016.

Graduate Study

  1. Online/hybrid courses are not allowed at the Graduate level effective 4/13/2015 per MOHE correspondence #WTA/9/AA dated 4/13/2015.

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



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