New iqama process begins: Civil ID (passport number + Latin name + occupation).

March 11, 20190 Comments

The General Department of Residence Affairs, upon instructions from Assistant Undersecretary of the Residence Affairs Department Major-General Talal Marafie said the Interior Ministry will stop putting residence stickers on passports of expatriates (domestic workers) who renew their residence permits online from March 10, 2019, reports Al-Rai daily.

However, the senior official said residence permits can be renewed online provided, the period of expiry of their stay is not more than two months, and with the start of canceling the sticker the Assistant Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, Major General Mansour Al- Awadhi issued a circular on the new mechanism for renewing residency and canceling the sticker.

Ministerial Resolution No. 135/2019 dated 12/2/2019 on the amendment of some provisions of Ministerial Decree No. 640/1987 of the Executive Regulations of the Law on the Residence of Foreigners and its amendments.

The residence sticker has been canceled as of March 3, 2019 and replaced by the civil ID card for the residence permits which can be used for entry and exit that will match the passport data with the new Civil ID (passport number + Latin name + occupation).

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. The residence sticker placed prior to March 3, 2019 remains valid unless otherwise instructed.

Don’t be confused in between passport and civil id during travel

In case of return to the country, the person who is issued a new passport and whose number differs from the number of the passport on the Civil ID will not be allowed to enter if the old passport corresponding to the number in the civil ID is not produced.

Civil ID with Passport Number to Enter and Exit Kuwait

The general managers and directors of departments concerned with all ports (airport, land ports, seaports) must implement this circular with all its provisions as of March 3, 2019.

Source : Arabtimes

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