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Issuing of Civil ID within 24 hrs for 5 categories

Re-changing of residence address before 1 yr prohibited

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: The Public Authority for Civil Information is working to accelerate issuing  of new Civil ID cards for  five categories that include Kuwaitis, Gulf citizen workers, domestic workers (Article 20), expatriates in the government sector (Article 17), and children under 5 years old within 24 hours.

The authority has taken a number of measures to accelerate the pace of work amid the measures imposed by the Coronavirus crisis. The Assistant General Director of Al-Asousi stated that the authority is planning to issue the civil ID within 24 hours after the submission.

Al-Asousi also stated that re-changing of residence address from one district to another before one year is prohibited unless the change of address is from property owned to another property, reports Al Rai. The authority used to implement new procedures to combat fake address changes. Special alert service for property owners was launched on the authority’s website in Oct 2018 which enables the property owner to follow up any case of residing or vacated the property that he owns.

In January 2019, fingerprinting was imposed on the applicant to change the address to ensure the presence of the concerned person, and in January 2020 it was imposed to take the fingerprint of the owner to ensure the knowledge and consent of the property owner before adding any tenant.

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