Authentication Cover Letter

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Birth Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original birth certificate issued by the Health department of state and certified by the Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the birth certificate.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Copy of Parents passport if the born was less than 18 years old.
  • Copy of the marriage certificate of the parents if the born was less than 18 years old.
  • Copy of parent’s marriage license.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Death Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original death certificate issued by the Health department of state and certified by the Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the death certificate.
  • Copy of the deceased passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Marriage Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original marriage certificate certified by the Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the marriage certificate.
  • Copy of passport of husband and wife.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Divorce Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original divorce certificate certified by the Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the divorce certificate.
  • Copy of passport of husband and wife.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Personal Power of Attorney

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original personal power of attorney certified by a notary public, Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the personal power of attorney.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Copy of the recipient of the power of attorney's Kuwaiti civil ID card.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Diploma

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original diploma or copy certified by a notary public, Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the diploma.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Official Sealed transcript.
  • Verification of the diploma from www.studentclearinghouse.org.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

School Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original school certificate certified by a notary public, certified by the State’s Department of State and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the school certificate.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”. Personal checks are not accepted.

Enrollment Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original enrollment certificate certified by a notary public, certified by the State’s Department of State and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the enrollment certificate.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Copy of the applicant's Kuwaiti residency.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”. Personal checks are not accepted.

Medical Report

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original medical report certified by a notary public, certified by the State’s Department of State and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the medical report certificate.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”. Personal checks are not accepted.

Fingerprints Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Original fingerprint certificate certified by the Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the fingerprint certificate.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Criminal Record

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Letter from the Kuwaiti Sponsor stating the future position of the applicant, purpose of authentication, and contact information.
  • The criminal report obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with NO CRIMINAL RECORD certified by the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • The criminal record should be issued within three months from the date it is submitted to the embassy.
  • Copy of the criminal record.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Driver’s License

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • Copy of the driver’s license certified by a notary public, Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the driver’s license.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

Experience Certificate

  • Cover letter from applicant stating the purpose for authentication and the applicant contact information.
  • The experience letter certified by a notary public, Secretary of state and the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Copy of the experience letter.
  • Copy of applicant passport.
  • Prepaid self-addressed envelope for return.
  • Fees: $25 each by money order made payable to “Embassy of the State of Kuwait”; personal checks are not accepted.

What do I need to send to request authentication by mail?

Please send the following:

  1. Document(s) to be authenticated.
  2. Cover letter including country of destination.
  3. Check or money order payable to the State of Michigan. (Fee is $1.00 per document, please do not send cash.)
  4. Self-addressed, stamped envelope or pre-paid air bill completely filled out including the account number and your address as the Sender. (The Great Seal will not pay for return postage.)
  5. All documents in foreign text that are presented for authentication are required to have all elements of the notarization in English.
  • If sending documents by mail with courier service, such as Airborne Express, Federal Express and UPS.
    • You must list yourself as the sender and receiver on the courier return air bill.
    • U.S. Post Office express or priority mail may not be delivered to the Office of the Great Seal any faster than regular U.S. mail. Turn-around time is 1-2 weeks.

 

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