PACI Will Launch Prepaid Service For Civil ID Cards
Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) will launch prepaid service for civil ID cards on Sunday, March 19. With this service, an applicant can pay the civil ID card charges at the time of submitting the application. In case of failure in paying while applying, the process will not be halted but the issuance of the card will be postponed until the payment is made through various points of payment designated by PACI. Failure to pay the required charges as per the new system will lead to penalty.
The new prepaid system for PACi Card was taken due to accumulation of about 150,000 civil IDs that the owners of which had failed to collect, said Director General of Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musaed Al-Asousi. According to him, there are about 150,000 civil ID cards are not yet collected by the respective owners, most of which are of domestic workers.
PACI has opened several payment methods – via the Internet through www.paci.gov.kw, through mobile service “IVR” and by calling hotline 1889988 and opting for SMS text option to notify the card owner about the civil ID collection status.