Just recently, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt-Gen Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah released an advisory regarding the cancelation of residency stickers that are being placed at the passports of expats. It is said that the move is advantageous as it will end the confiscation of the passports of expats by their sponsors and also for the preservation of passport papers.
In line with this, the name found in the Civil ID should match the one that is found in the passport. If found unmatched, you will not be allowed to exit or entry in Kuwait.
If you have spelling problems with your Civil ID and the info doesn’t match with the ones found in your passport, be ready to fix it immediately. Nonetheless, the process is hassle-free since it can all be done online.
These steps are posted by a Reddit user:
Step 1) Go to the PACI eEnvelope system website, if the website is in Arabic you can change the language to English, there’s an option at the top of the page.
Step 2) Click on non-Kuwaiti Renewal.
Step 3) Enter your Civil ID and serial no. which is shown on the back.
Step 4) You’ll have to verify your mobile no. so they’ll send you a verification SMS.
Step 5) Enter all data required (blood type is optional but if that needs changing too then you’ll need to also upload a lab report).
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Step 6) Upload the required documents.
Step 7) You’ll be sent an application’s reference number to your registered mobile no., which you can use to track your application’s progress.
Step 8) Wait and wait, this will take a few days as your application needs to be checked manually, once it’s approved you’ll be sent a link on your mobile to make the payment of KD5, after that you’ll just go have to go to South Surra to replace your old ID with the new one.