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 elementary/high school report cards/transcripts:
Irina Dela Riarte - irangelova@kuwaitculture.com
Certification of admission for privately funded students:
Certification of admission for incoming ESL/undergraduate scholarship students:
Processed in KSIMS - https://dc.kcous.org/kms/welcome.htm

Certification of university degrees/residency or fellowship certificates, enrollment verification:
Jeannette Moutran - jeannette@kuwaitculture.com

Inquiries regarding approved programs/program evaluation:
Fill out this form to start the process - https://forms.office.com/r/U1byiQ1EuC





Emergency Line:     + (1) 202 364 2104

Hotline/WhatsApp:  + (1) 202 926 5868

Office Number:       + (1) 202 364 2100

Fax Number:           + (1) 202 363 8394


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday

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


Employees Only



Embassy/Consulates Contacts

Main Embassy:            + (1) 202 262 0758

Health Office:             + (1) 202 320 2415

LA Cultural Office:        + (1) 424 666 4214

LA General Consulate:   + (1) 310 279 3644

NY General Consulate:  + (1) 917 242 6688

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