The Acting Director General of the General Administration of Customs, Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Fahd, issued customs instructions regarding electronic services and integrated regular mechanisms for a travel agency for a Kuwaiti vehicle for individuals, through which the mechanism for issuing a travel agency “online” by the owner of the car and the delegate to him was determined, and the authentication of the agency through the feature Authentications via my identity application.
In this regard, informed sources indicated to Al-Anbaa that the car travel agency issued by the General Administration of Customs is a service provided to Kuwaiti and Gulf citizens only, while the car travel agency service is provided to residents through the agency service at the Ministry of Justice and not customs, which means that The current decision applies to citizens and Gulf nationals only and does not apply to residents.
The new customs instructions, which carried No. 18 of 2023, were based on what was stated in the provisions of the Unified Customs Law of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf No. 10/2003 and its executive regulations, and Customs Instructions No. 50 of 2003 regarding the implementation of Law No. 10 of 2003 issuing the Unified Customs Law of the GCC States Cooperation for the Arab Gulf states and Law No. 20 of 2014 regarding electronic transactions and further to customs instructions No. 77 of 2022, and without prejudice to any obligations arising from other laws in force in the country, and in accordance with what is required by the public interest and in order to facilitate and facilitate customs procedures, the following mechanisms are in place for a vehicle travel agency Kuwaiti individuals through the electronic services of the General Administration of Customs. Through the electronic service, the applicant can complete and finalize the procedures for issuing a travel agency in a Kuwaiti vehicle for individuals, by following the following steps:
1- Enter the civil number of the car owner.
2- Enter the civil number of the person entrusted to him.
3 – Enter the vehicle plate number.
4- Choose the type of power of attorney (one trip or several trips) and the date of travel.
5 – Choose the port of issuance of the power of attorney.
6 – The system verifies the information of the car and the owner through electronic link services with the Ministry of Interior.
7 – An authentication request is sent through the “My Identity” application to both the car owner and the person entrusted to him to approve the request for issuing a travel agency.
8 – After authentication, the applicant pays the electronic stamp fees and service fees through electronic payment services, and then sends a request to issue a power of attorney.
9 – After completing the payment operations, the applicant will be able to print a copy of the travel agency with the QR code OR available, through which the authenticity of the document can be verified.
The instructions specified the customs procedures for the port. During the creation of the exit movement in the vehicle registration part of the automated customs system, the power of attorney number is entered by the specialist (customs inspector), and the system verifies that the vehicle number matches the vehicle number of the power of attorney, and that the civil number of the owner matches the movement information with the civil number of the owner by power of attorney. Matching the driver’s civil number with the movement information with the civil number of the person entrusted with the power of attorney.
And the instructions stated that if any of the information entered in the movement does not match with the information entered in the power of attorney, a message appears to the specialist that the movement does not match the power of attorney used, and if the type of power of attorney is “one trip” and it was used before in an exit movement, a message appears stating that the power of attorney It has been used before, and in the event that the type of power of attorney is “several trips”, the system verifies the expiry of the power of attorney as determined during the issuance of the power of attorney, and if it is completed, a message stating that the power of attorney has expired will appear.
Al-Fahd stressed in the instructions that the specialists must take into account the use of the civil numbers of both the owner and the driver in the vehicle movement information, for the purposes of verifying the travel agency, as the travel agency that is issued from the services portal is issued based on the civil numbers based on the authentication processes that take place. Through the “My Identity” application, provided that the new instructions will be implemented starting from yesterday’s date.