Update addresses in 30 days or face fines

5,501 residents warned

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KUWAIT CITY, May 26: The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has called upon approximately 5,500 individuals to review and update their residential addresses within 30 days, starting from today, Sunday, May 26. This update requires the submission of supporting documents, reports Al-Rai daily. The authority announced the cancellation of residential addresses for 5,501 people, either based on the property owner’s approval or due to the demolition of the building.

These individuals must register their new addresses within 30 days to avoid penalties stipulated in Article 33 of Law No. 32 of 1982, which include fines of up to 100 dinars per person. Mansour Al-Mizan, the Director General of the Authority, stated in an interview with Al-Rai that a change in residential address invalidates the Civil Card.

Affected individuals must visit the Authority’s headquarters or its branches to update their card data, bringing along the rental contract, rent receipt, and a confirmation from the property owner. If the card owner is also the property owner, they must provide the new house document. Al-Mizan also noted that this process could be completed via the Sahel application, without the need to visit the Authority. If the Authority detects an address deletion, it sends a text message alert through the Sahel application.

Failure to respond will result in the suspension and cancellation of the civil card from the Kuwait Mobile ID application, while it remains in Sahel for data updates. The individual’s name will be published in the Official Gazette (Al-Youm) and given a specific period for compliance. Non-compliance will lead to referral to the judiciary. Al-Mizan urged government and private entities to verify the validity of the Civil ID Card and not to rely solely on the optical image of the card for transactions or contracts unless confirmed through the Sahel or Kuwait Mobile ID applications.

Six steps if an address is deleted:

■ Notify the concerned party via Sahel
■ Suspend the Civil ID Card if the individual does not respond
■ Cancel the card from Kuwait Mobile ID but keep it in Sahel
■ Publish the name in the Official Gazette
■ Provide a specific period for compliance according to the law
■ Refer the case to the judiciary if there is no response

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