New residency renewal process begins; English Name in Civil ID and Passport must be same

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Ministry of Interior has begun the implementation of the first phase of the decision to do away with the residence permit stickers on the passports and transfer all the information onto the civil ID.

The new civil ID card, which carries the Passport number, Latin name of the holder and Occupation, can be used for entry and exit. No one will be allowed to enter or leave without the civil ID card and for this the names on the passport and civil ID must match.

According to informed sources, while submitting the renewal application for residency, you will be provided with a temporary paper with your residency detail. This paper can be used until you receive your new Civil ID card. It is to be noted that, unlike in previous case, the revenue stamp should not be placed in the passport. This stamp need to be submitted along with the application form while submitting your renewal application, a person familiar with this procedure told. Later you need to apply for new civil ID card and the status of the same will be updated via sms on the given mobile number.

Meanwhile, the residence sticker placed on the passport prior to this remains valid unless otherwise instructed. Any person who renewed the residency after March 10th must carry the passport and Civil ID while entering and exiting the country. A person whose residency is renewed before March 10th can still exit and enter the country the same way he used to do earlier using his passport and residency sticker on the passport.

While on vacation, if your passport is renewed and the passport number in Civil ID and passport does not match, you must carry the old passport also along with you while returning back to Kuwait.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
During my vacation on last May upto June my passport got renewed and the passport no on the civil ID is old one. At the airport they put a seal that the residency of the new passport should be transfered within a month. Already I submitted my passport to the company. Do I need to change the old passport no on my civil id and how?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
People are asking questions and mostly no one is replying. Please guys if anyone has traveled after renewing their civil id, can they advise if its ok to have your name as per passport correctly on the first line but your father''s name on the second. Is that a problem or has the second line where father''s name is there to be deleted?


Mohammad ayaz
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Aftab husain
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
In civil ID My arabic name is according to old passport while latin name and passport number is correct , is there any problem with arabic name ?

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Anybody online?

Today my mandoob collected my civil I’d in PACI. When I get it today at work I saw that the passport number in civil ID: P7870279A
And in my passport it’s P7870297A

79-97 is problem.

Where I should go to correct it?
My flight going to philippine is on June 30. I need go embassy to make job verification too.. bad OEC.

How long does it takes to fix this. This error?

Farrukh Iqbal Mazhar Iqbal
Sunday, June 16, 2019
I want to check my name on civil id and passport.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
my wife civil id name JINCY CALPAS JAMES JOSEPH. my doubt my name printed in last and her father name in middle its any problem
admin plz replay me thanks

mohmaed asif shakeel ahmed
Sunday, June 2, 2019
dear sir my question my civil id name shakeel ahmed coming first mohmead asif coming last so my passport name mohmaed asif coming first and shakeel ahmed comig last this is porblem sir when i go vaction july 2019 can explain me 97192330 asif thanks

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
my civil id date birth only right 1975 but passport right 1 jan 1975 plz till me abut eny problam

David Dadigan
Monday, May 27, 2019
how long is it taking to process civil id renewal with this new process? Transferred visa for wife from old passport to new. I have the paper immagration gave me butam still waiting for civil id system has been saying you have a new civil id request this has been for over a week now before maybe 3 days and it was ready can anyone please advise.

Muhammad anas abdul hakkim
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
My English Name in passport Muhammad Anas Abdul hakkim
My civil id English name Muhammad anas abdulhakkim

Can I able to travel Civil Id and Passport. Although in Arabic Middle name is missing. Please advise

Monday, May 13, 2019

My English name is correct as per the Passport, while in Arabic Middle name is missing.
All other details are matching. I want to travel soon.

Can I able to travel Civil Id and Passport. Although in Arabic Middle name is missing.
Please advise?

malik taufiq-ur-rehman
Sunday, April 21, 2019
previously my full name was written on previous civil id in english but now it is written Malik T Habiburrehman but on passport it is written malik ta...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
I still have stickers on my passport, my civil id still not yet updated but suddenly i lost my wallet last April 9, 2019 together with different cards and ofcourse my civ8l id as well, can i travel or take vacatiom without my civil id?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
I have same issue my name in passport is not same in civil id my complete name is MARK ANTHONY FERNANDEZ and in my new civil id is MARK A FENANDEZ, also my original passport number is P1236A but in my new civil id is PA1236. I need badly help im planning to go vacation june ????????

Sunday, April 7, 2019
My civil id birthdate is not matching on my passport. Please advised if it will cause an issue if i tried going on vacation. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Dear admin,viewers,
I got my new civil id 2days back.herewith i mention my concern regarding new civil id
Name in passport:AJI GEORGE MATHEW
NEW CIVIL ID:AJI G MATHEW(deleted the name george nd made it short) nd also the house address deleted
How can i able to know my arabic name printed is same or not
Is this change acceptable or not.i m plang to travel on may.
So kindly ur valuable advice in above maater will be appreciated.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
My Civil id Date of birth date not matching with passport. means date 31 in passport and in civil id 13 and civil id middle name reduced to first letter. pl. give advise to this?

Sunday, March 24, 2019
i need a suggestion if anybody can help..
i renewed my passport after 10 march now according to the new rule that there will be no sticker on the passport. i have already updated the details with new passport but i am holding a old civil id.
please let me know how to get change the civil id as per new requirents?

Friday, March 22, 2019
My son’s Civil ID Name is different with Passport Name (only Spelling error) , residency stamped on October 2018 valid till October 2019.
Is it required to correct the name spelling in Civil ID ? . How can we correct the name in Civil Id ? Should we approach PACI office or Jawazath Office ?
Actual name in Passport = “AMAL ANEEZ ”
Can you please advise , we are planning to travel to Indian in the month of May-19

Thursday, March 21, 2019
My passport number is mentioned wrong on New Civil id. may i know how i can fix the problem. I visit jonoob surra office but they told me to go immigration dep.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Dear Readers
i have a question concerning with this new process if any one could shed light on it will be really helpful.
My passport number is BL0234 and on New Civil id they have mentioned BL234 ( eliminated 0) and when i checked with PACI they told me that “0” cannot be added in front of the number and the system deleted it by default.
And i’m afraid if i travel it might be a problem.

Aneez . A
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
My son’s Civil ID Name is different with Passport Name (only Spelling error) , residency stamped on October 2018 valid till October 2019.
Is it required to correct the name spelling in Civil ID ? . How can we correct the name in Civil Id ? Should we approach PACI office or Jawazath Office ?
Actual name in Passport = “ AMAL ANEEZ ”
Can you please advise , we are planning to travel to Indian in the month of May-19

Monday, March 18, 2019
My passport number is P0621581 and on New Civil id they have mentioned P621581 ( eliminated 0) and also My passport Name DEVU KUMAR SAHADEVAN and New Civil ID they have mentioned DEVU K SAHADEVAN (eliminated KUMAR). So it will be fine or need to be change in CIVIL ID? If require to change then what is procedure?

Please advise.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Renewal after 10-Mar-2019 will have no sticker in passport i,e no proof of residency in passport.
Only Civil ID will be proof of residency.
Hence, you can''t travel without Civil ID.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Dear Admin,
I wish to travel abroad right after my new visa stamping. How long will it approximately take for receiving the new civil id. Also, is it possible to travel with the receipt with residency for travel in case I don''t receive my new civil id in time?. Your input will be more helpful.
Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
hi.i renewed my ahkama on 5-03-19.but i recieved id new version.along with pasport number.but there is old passport num which is im using new passport and ahkama stamp also in this new what i do.shall i change passport num? or this id is valid for me.pls anybody solve me.advise me.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
On My passport first is surname and after that name.but on Civil ID written is first name and after that middle name and surname is written last.

So it will be fine or need to be change in CIVIL ID? If require to change then what is procedure?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Do any one got the civil id ,renewed the visa after March 10 please share

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
My name in Arabic and English in Civil ID is not matching. Name in English in pass port and Civil ID is same.
Please advise.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Hello I want to apply for first time civil id as after akama I didnt got any residence stamping in my passport so they asking me to submit some kind of proof of akama is done...where could I get that what is that.....please help me

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Did anyone received the new civil id card after 10th March without residency sticker?

If so, what about the Latin name?

I have applied for Civil ID since Sunday 10th March which is still "under process". I am getting worried.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
I solved my problem of name not matching on passport and civil id you have to first visit to PACI Hall 2, which works only on morning time you should carry your original passport and also copy of passport and civil id, they will fill the form and then you have to go to finger print office of your area, to do finger prints, for which you will get report on next day, and after getting report you have to take envelope and submit all documents to PACI.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
My passport number is N01234567 and on civil id they have mentioned N1234567 ( eliminated 0) . I visited to PACi they are saying system doesn’t accept zero and it should not be an issue . Please advise

Monday, March 11, 2019
@Noushad -
There is no online service to update your name (in english).
Please visit immigration office (jawazzat) to update your latin name and automatically the same name will be updated in PACI.
However, please do this name change before making PACI payment (5 kd for card printing).
Otherwise, the wrong name will be printed in civil id card and NO REFUND.

Monday, March 11, 2019
@Lasiaf -
Please approach PACI office to update your date-of-birth as per passport to get it printed correctly in Civil ID

Monday, March 11, 2019
@Syam G -
10th March onwards, No more stickers in passport for renewals ,applicable for all article types.

From 10th march, renewal for article type 20 is online (i,e through website)...that means article type 20 holders don''t have to go to immigration offices.
However, other article type holders will have to go to jawazzat/immigration offices for renewal (till it is made online through website)

Monday, March 11, 2019
10th March onwards Civil IDs will be printed in new format irrespective of address change or renewal or any other service requests

Monday, March 11, 2019
This process is only for Domestic Visa Holders only.

Monday, March 11, 2019
My Wife''s name in passport and Civil ID are different. I want to change the name in Civil ID.
Let me know, what''s the procedure to change the name in CIVIL ID. Have any online services for the same?

Monday, March 11, 2019
New rule is applied to all residency visa types from yesterday.

Monday, March 11, 2019
Dear sir
Kindly give us above information about new family residence stamping procedure in kuwait.

Monday, March 11, 2019
@Lasiaf - you need to visit Paci Office for correcting the same.

I had the same issue but rectified it.

Syam G
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Dear Sir,
Kindly give us the above information implemented first phase for only Khadim Visa (Article 20) holders or all residency visa types?

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Thank you for the information

my civil id and passport birth year not matching so what do now

Sunday, March 10, 2019
What if ..if i apply for address change ... civil id will be updated with the latest format or it will be updated only after renewal of the residency ??

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