Change of Address for Expatriates

Service Description

  • This service allows expatriates to change their addresses of residence recorded in the civil information system

Eligibility or Criteria

  • Applicants must attend in person (the paterfamilias or a representative with a power of attorney)

Required Documents

  • Two (2) recent coloured personal photos (4 × 6 cm)
  • Photos should be taken without eyeglasses
  • Face length should range from 2:2 to 2:5 cm and should be at the center of the photo
  • Photos should not be taken in military uniform
  • Photos should not be taken for the face profile
  • Photo background colour should not affect the clarity
  • Copy of the passport of each of the family member, the passport must include pages for the main details, residency, and added individuals Envelope
  • Lease contract and a copy, in case the applicant lives with a relative in traditional house or with a Kuwaiti family
  • Copy of the civil id of any of the inhabitants of the same house for applicants living in traditional houses or copy of the civil id of the house owner for applicants living with relatives or Kuwaiti families
  • Letter form the employer for applicants with government dwellings
  • Power of attorney from the Ministry of Justice, in case the applicant does not attend in person


Visit the Public Authority of Civil Information Headquarters at Zahra, first floor, Residents' Office and submit the required documents
Fill the service application form
Pay the fees due


0 KD Variable fees:
5 KD Fixed fees: smart card acquisition fees
2 KD Fixed fees: Plastic card for domestic staff acquisition fees
0.250 KD Fixed fees: Envelope