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Kuwaitis not allowed to change their address within one year from one electoral constituency to another

PACI to launch residents data service for property owners

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Director General of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musaed Al-Asousi has clarified that citizens are not allowed to change their address from one electoral constituency to another unless one year has passed since the last address change, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Asousi made the announcement as PACI is now preparing to receive citizens within the specified period for changing their address. He said the above mentioned rule is applicable only if the change is from one electoral constituency to another, not from one property to another in the same constituency.

In a press statement Tuesday, Al-Asousi pointed out the authority used to apply new procedures every year in an effort to combat fake address changes as a special warning service for property owners was launched on the authority’s website in October 2018 and this enables property owners to follow up any case of adding or removing tenants or residents in his property. He explained that in January 2019, those applying for change of address were required to undergo fingerprint scanning as a way of verifying their identity.

In January 2020, the requirement was to take the fingerprint of the owner to ensure that the latter knows or consents to adding tenants or residents in his property. He disclosed the authority will soon launch the residents data service for property owners to access these data automatically after verifying the identity of the owner using the ‘My Identity’ application and submitting the required documents to prove ownership of the property. The service also allows submitting a complaint in case of finding flaws in the data, he concluded

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