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Public Authority urges 5,500 residents to update addresses

The authority canceled the residential addresses of 5,501 people due to housing owner approval or building demolition, urging them to register new addresses within 30 days or face fines up to 100 dinars.

  • If the Public Authority for Civil Information learns that the address has been deleted, it sends a text message alert to the person concerned on the Sahel application. If the person does not respond, their civil card will be suspended and canceled from the ‘My Identity’ application, while remaining in Sahel so they can update their data.

The Public Authority for Civil Information has invited approximately 5,500 individuals to review and update their residential addresses by submitting the necessary supporting documents. This process must be completed within 30 days, starting today, Sunday, May 26.

The authority announced the cancellation of the residential addresses of 5,501 people “based on the approval of the housing owner or due to the demolition of the building,” calling on them to review and register their new addresses within 30 days. “Otherwise, they will be subject to the penalty stipulated in Article 33 of Law No. 32 of 1982,” which is a fine that “does not exceed 100 dinars, depending on the number of people.”

Mansour Al-Mizan, the Director General of the Authority, explained in a special statement to Al-Rai newspaper that “changing the residential address invalidates the civil card, and its owner must visit the Authority’s headquarters or one of its branches to update the card data by bringing the rental contract, the rent receipt, and an acknowledgment from the owner of the validity of the data.” He noted that “the person concerned must bring the new house document if the owner of the card is the same as the owner of the property.”

Explaining that “the procedure can be done through the ‘Sahel’ application without visiting the authority,” Al-Mizan pointed out that “if the authority learns that the address has been deleted, it sends a text message alert to the person concerned on the Sahel application. If the person does not respond, their civil card will be suspended and canceled from the ‘My Identity’ application, while remaining in Sahel so they can update their data. Additionally, their name will be published in the Official Gazette (Kuwait Today), and they will be given a specific period to comply with the law. If they still fail to respond, they will be referred to the judiciary.”

Al-Mizan called on government and private agencies to ensure the validity of individuals’ civil cards and “not to rely on the optical image of the card to conduct transactions or sign contracts, unless it is confirmed that the civil card is in ‘Sahel’ or ‘My ID’.”

Six steps for the authority if an address is deleted:

  1. Notify the concerned party via the ‘Sahel’ application.
  2. If the person does not respond, their civil card will be suspended.
  3. The card will be canceled from “My ID” but will remain in ‘Sahel’.
  4. Publish the person’s name in the Official Gazette.
  5. Grant a specific period for compliance in accordance with the law.
  6. Refer the person to the judiciary if they fail to respond within the given period.


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