A civil identity card or a civil ID card, also called bitaqa-almadaniyah, is a requirement for any expatriate or resident, regardless of the type of residence he owns. Civil identity ards are issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information or PACI.
The civil identity card information includes the civil ID number, full name, date of birth, local address, blood type, sponsor’s name, type of visa and card expiration date.
Civil ID number is unique for each resident. It remains the same even if the owner changes sponsors or return to Kuwait after a long stay outside the country. The algorithm of the civil ID number includes the birthday of the owner.
Civil identity card must be renewed on any of the following:
- the ID card expires
- change of sponsor
- change of residence