Last Sunday (October 28), the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) announced its plans of opening a new branch in Fahaleel Cooperative Society to accommodate more than one million citizens and residents within the Al-Ahmadi governorate according to a report by the Arab Times.
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According to Director General of Kuwait’s PACI Musaed Al-Asousi, the addition of the new branch in Fahaleel would lessen the burden on the main headquarters in the Hawalli governorate, which cover 49 areas for this service.
The newly-opened branch was created after the successful opening of another branch in the Al-Jahra governorate. The Ministry of Public Works will oversee the construction of this new facility, shared Al-Asousi.
This is important news for all residents of Kuwait, since everyone – whether you’re an expat or a local – must have a Civil ID card, which is issued by the PACI, as part of the residency requirements in Kuwait.
Upon issuance of your first Civil ID card, you will receive a permanent Civil ID number which will be uniquely assigned to you even if you change sponsors or leave the country and then return with a different type of residence visa later on.
Whether you’re applying for the first time or are up for renewal, you will need four (4) pieces of colour photographs showing your full face without wearing any glasses.
For first-time applicants, in addition to your photographs, you will also have to provide your valid passport; a copy of your passport pages showing your personal details and residence stamp; security clearance (fingerprinting) for those above 16 years of age; original birth certificate (for Kuwait-born applicants); blood group certificate if above five (5) years of age; proof of residential address (i.e. lease contract or rent receipts); and a declaration signed by your sponsor among other things.
You can learn more about the process for application in our post HERE.