Expats with valid residency sticker on passport can travel without Civil ID card

IIK Staff Reporter
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Expatriates, who have a valid residency sticker on their Passport before 10/03/2019 can travel out of Kuwait without carrying the Civil ID Card, Ministry of Interior, clarified.

MoI officials denied a video clip on social media, alleging that residents could not travel without a civil ID card. Authorities clarified that the information on the video circulating on social networks are false and inaccurate.

Any resident who has a valid residency before the ministerial decision 135/2019 issued on 10/3/2019 can travel by presenting the residency page on the passport.

However, those who got a residency on or after 10/3/2019, or transferred data from an old passport to a new one after this date, are obliged to present the Civil ID card upon travelling, where the Latin first and surname must be compatible with the names in the passport. His / Her Nationality also must be compatible with the one mentioned in the Civil ID card, along with the correct passport number, authorities clarified in a press statement.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019
my daughter civil id complete name (Latin name and Surname) as per the passport. and at the end they added father complete name also.
is there any issue for travelling. please confirm some one.

Liyakat Kala
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thank god , now Ramavasan''s brain will work properly after plugging the cord.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Thank god!the plug the cord their brain finally!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
I have valid residence sticker in my passport and travelled for Eid holidays and back to Kuwait last Sunday without civil id.

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