The Public Civil Information Authority of Kuwait (PACI) has introduced an online civil ID system in which people and residents can bear their civil ID on their smartphones. Users must first download the app ‘Kuwait Mobile ID’ for iPhones or Android devicess in order to receive the mobile civil ID, and then enroll into the program. The program is in the Arabic and English languages.
Must be a citizen or resident of Kuwait with valid visa.
Have a previously issued smart civil ID that is valid for a minimum of at least one month.
Download the Kuwait mobile ID app.
Register – You will need your civil ID number, serial number and passport number.
Take a selfie.
Complete the process. If accepted, your civil ID will now be on your mobile.
In other news, the Public Industry Authority reported that companies that have applied to evacuate their employees from Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Mahboulah will fill out a ‘workers evacuation form’ on the www.pai.gov.kw website and send the form by email to: Jasiri@moh.gov.kw. As part of measures to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the two areas were put under total lockdown.
Separately, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched a website on Sunday to enable citizens and residents to book appointments to shop at cooperative societies in their areas. The ministry later announced that the website is a trial version and will be developed based on customers’ suggestions in order to launch it officially. The announcement noted that people who face trouble with mismatching addresses should choose the “unmatched address” option and add the current address number written in their rental contract.
The website is in its experimental stage, but some customers have tried it. One user told Kuwait Times that he booked an appointment for 5 am – it turns out that the website allows you to shop during curfew hours. “I booked an appointment for 5 in the morning and received two barcodes – one allowing me to leave the house during curfew hours and one for the co-op to allow me to shop at that time,” he said.
The website allows people to choose a date and time to shop in their area’s central co-op or its branches. The service aims to reduce crowding and long queues in front of co-ops and shopping centers. According to Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, other markets will be included on the website soon depending on its success. To visit the website, go to www.moci.shop.