Ministry signs agreement to renew driver’s licenses through smartphones, kiosks

KUWAIT: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Maj Gen Fahd Al-Showai signs the contract.

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry signed an agreement yesterday to allow drivers in Kuwait to renew their licenses online using their smartphones or at kiosks soon to be made available at public places around the country.

Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs signed a contract with a Polish company specialized in issuing smart driver’s licenses, to provide easier services presented to citizens and expatriates in Kuwait. The company operates according to the most modern specifications and has 150 certifications, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program and the Secretariat General for Planning Developmen,.

Maj Gen Fahd Al-Showai said the project aims at renewing driving licenses through a smartphone app, as well as kiosks which will be distributed to markets and malls in all governorates. This new measure should enable speedy processing of transactions instead of following the current procedures of handing the old license and receiving the new one, thus reducing crowding at traffic departments.

He said the ministry seeks to enhance work mechanisms and introduce new techniques, adding the new system will enable citizens and expats to renew their licenses through mobile phones. Meanwhile, the old system will remain until everybody gets used to the new one, which will save time and money of citizens and expats who wish to use it.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 22/11/2017