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Kuwait Embassy Personal Document Attestation

To be able to live and work in Kuwait, the country’s embassy in the UK will need to have attested certain personal paperwork and certificates. This verifies these documents so that they will be accepted by Kuwait officials.

However, this undertaking can often be complex and confusing, as well as costly if not done right. As such, our personal certificate attestation service for Kuwait is designed to be incredibly useful, providing authenticating for documents like passports, driving licences and health certificates, all on our clients’ behalf. We also offer an international delivery service via DHL to our customers outside of the UK.

GulfVisa's certificate attestation for Kuwait process

Our all-in-one solution attests your documents swiftly and simply. The three stages, in order, are:

  1. Your documents are stamped by a solicitor
  2. The papers are then verified by the British Foreign Office (FCO)
  3. Finally, your certificates are attested by the Kuwaiti embassy in London


The following documents do not need to be verified by a solicitor, and only require attestation by the FCO & the Kuwait embassy:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Original Marriage Certificate
  • Original Death Certificate
  • Original ACRO Police Clearance Certificate
  • Original Medical report signed by a British doctor registered with the FCO Legislation Department

How to attest your personal documents for Kuwait

1Prepare all relevant documentation
Prepare the following requirements to send to GulfVisa.
  1. Your original personal document(s) .. usually we do a copy of the origianl and stamp the copy unless FCO and/or embassy only accept origianl .. then we stamp the origianl 
2Choose the certificate attestation for Kuwait service you need
You can select either our fast service, which will take two working days, or our standard service, which takes five working days. We also offer a discount for those needing three or more documents to be attested. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see who will need to attest your paperwork.
All-Inclusive GulfVisa Price: £249.00  per document
Select which institutions you require attestation from?
Select your document attestation service?
Do you require your document(s) translated?
No. of Document(s) / Applicant(s)
3Post (or drop off) the requirements to our GulfVisa office:

Do I need to send the original document or a copy?

While a solicitor typically only stamps a copy of the document, they must still see the original, so you will need to provide this too. The sole original documents attested by solicitors are non-ACRO police certificates.

Should your paperwork be exempt from solicitor stamping, the FCO does not accept copies, and as such, they will still stamp the original.

Non-ACRO Police Certificates

Non-ACRO police certificates will need attestation from a solicitor before being stamped by the FCO and the Kuwait embassy. Please select the ‘Solicitor + FCO + Kuwait Embassy Attestation’ option for these documents

More Information:

Why do I need certificate attestation for Kuwait?

Attestation proves that official certificates are legal and authentic within Kuwait. The country’s officials will only recognise documents validated in this way.

Who requires certificate attestation for Kuwait?

Anybody wanting to live or work in Kuwait will need to show attested documents. For instance, you may not be allowed into the country without an authenticated passport, while you could be unable to work there without an attested degree certificate.

Can my documents be rejected?

No, it is extremely rare. However, please ensure your documents are issued from the UK. We will check if your documents are acceptable for Kuwait embassy document legalisation. However, the ultimate decision is always down to the embassy. If there are any doubts, we will contact you or/and show the embassy before submission to confirm

Which personal documents need certificate attestation for Kuwait?

If you are planning to live and work in Kuwait, you will likely need to have the following documents attested:

  • Passports
  • Driving licences
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • University degree certificates
  • Police certificates (ACPO, ACRO and NPCC)
  • Personal power of attorney (to buy a property)
  • Health certificates
  • School reports
  • GMO products certificates

Which personal documents must be stamped by a solicitor?

  • Passports
  • Driving licences
  • Non-ACRO police certificates
  • Police letters
  • Degree certificates (including PhD)
  • School, college or university letters and certificates
  • Educational certificates (A-levels, O-levels, GCSEs, diplomas, GNVQs and NVQs)
  • Other academic certificates (such as TEFL, TESOL, TESL & Language Studies)
  • Diplomas and awards
  • Teaching qualifications
  • Power of attorney
  • Employment letters
  • P60 tax returns
  • Transcripts of study
  • Membership and fellowship certificates
  • Court documents, such as probates, decisions and decree absolute records
  • Criminal record checks (CRB)
  • No impediment certificates
  • Affidavits witnessed by a solicitor or notary
  • Certificates of good standing from Companies House
  • Companies House documents signed by the registrar
  • HMRC certificates of residency
  • HMRC letters signed by an HMRC officer
  • Certificates of free sale rural payments agency
  • Notary access Northern Ireland
  • Subject access reports
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