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Below is information for obtaining and maintaining student residency/visa:

  1. Students are required to provide AUK with a photocopy of their passport in order for AUK to process the student visa.
  2. Once students arrive to Kuwait, they must stop by the Office of Admissions to receive a letter of acceptance from the American University of Kuwait. The letter must be attested by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait.
  3. Students must provide the University with their current address. Any change of address must be disclosed immediately to AUK in order to update the Ministry of Interior's Immigration Department.
  4. Students must sign a petition, stamped and certified by AUK, stating they will not be employed during their study period (including voluntary work) and to leave the country at the end of their study period.
  5. The residency period is one year and must be renewed annually. Students must obtain documentation from AUK verifying continuity of study at AUK upon visa renewal.
  6. The applicant's passport must be valid for at least 3 years.
  7. Students residing in Kuwait on a student residency (article 23) are not allowed to transfer their visa to any other levels of residency (articles). Students will be required to leave the country at the end of their study period.

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