New civil IDs will be issued for expatriates with visa 20, the document issued for domestic helpers and maids, said the Director General of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musaad Al-Asousi here yesterday.
The new civil IDs will replace those that have already expired, said Al-Asousi in a press statement, adding that there was no need to renew the cards if they were still valid. Al-Asousi said that the new card will not include an electronic chip, indicating that to obtain the new civil ID, expatriates with visa 20 need to bring the same required documents in addition to a new photograph.
In regards to the working hours at PACI during Ramadan, the Director General said that work during daytime will be extended till 5:30 pm, noting that evening work hours will be from 9 pm till 12 am. Citizens and expatriates are advised to collect their civil IDs on time and as soon as possible to lessen load on the machines issuing the cards and facilitate procedures on PACI employees and clients, said Al-Asousi.