E-Gate App

Post by Mark


E-Gate is a practical new app which allows you to check on your Civil ID status, your traffic violations, if you have a travel ban or not and other things like passport and residency validity.

There are three features I liked about the app, the first being that it will remember your Civil ID so you don’t have to keep entering it every time. The other thing I liked is the ability to add more than one Civil ID to the app and finally I liked that the app does push notifications. In the short time I used the app I didn’t get any notifications but in theory you should get notified anytime there is any new status update for example you get a travel ban or a traffic violation.

The only negative aspect is the fact the app costs $1.99 and isn’t free. But that’s a small price to pay for the convenience this app provides. It’s available for both iOS and Android. Search for E-Gate Kuwait to find it or if you’re an iOS user here is the direct [Link]

Update: Do not download this app. The app no longer works unless you agree to send adverts to your friends.

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35 comments, add your own...

  1. Ahmed says:

    Is this an official app?

  2. Ali says:

    I’m so excited, I got two traffic violation notifications…it works .. Good job guys

  3. Ahmad says:

    You should make a section for these kind of (governmental ,consumer ,local … etc) apps

  4. Ahmed Alaa says:

    Is this application work in Nokia lumia 925

  5. Sami says:

    Unofficial app you say? Great way for the app owners to collect your private data.

    • Ahmed Sami says:

      Private data!!! For God Sake
      like what? my civil ID # or my date of birth!!!
      Let him take it as long as he made this change,
      the e-Gov. that we heard lots of promises about it for long time did not make this service

      • Sami says:

        Your civil ID number is all it takes to access many e-government services. e-government services are insecure, they don’t even use SSL to encrypt your data.

        It’s up to you.

        • Ahmed Sami says:

          I agree, but its worthless, also who will waste his time to hack government systems huh!!? and for what!!! the guys at the gov. sector actually do not have any valuable info, what do u think? tell me maybe you know better…

          • rashid says:

            Civil services, paci, and both major educational organizations (PAAET & Kuwait university) depend on the civil id number for authentication. (There was, and probably still is, an obvious bug in KUs website that allows anyone to link student IDs to civil ID numbers).

            Aside from using laugh-then-cry password defaults or even leaving them open for anyone to set, both can be used to make someone’s life very unpleasant.

            Mass collection of civil information coupled with a governmental system that uses it as the sole method of user authentication is a recipe for disaster.

            Don’t dismiss such threats so lightly when you clearly don’t know enough information about them.

        • rashid says:

          +1 for mentioning SSL-less websites.

          And they want people to use “e-gov” services…

  6. Ahmed Sami says:

    The App worth more than 2 $
    Congrats for the owners

  7. Ali says:

    Nice to see such a useful app :)

    Being unofficial app, I hope the government won’t try to stop it..
    instead, better government do something better!

  8. anonymous says:

    i can’t seem to find it on the play store. has anyone downloaded it on android yet?

  9. Aby says:

    Thanks a lot once again! That is quite a useful app and I am happy using it now!

  10. ud says:

    Mark, I guess, the guy on the radio today was reading the exact same words what you have written here about the app :D

  11. Navin says:

    The app isn’t on the Play Store as of now at least!

  12. JJ says:

    Im unable to locate it on my iOs. Using Zain services. Went into Appstore …In vain. Whats the dealio?

  13. John says:

    Does it allow you to pay the fines through the app?

  14. John says:

    EGATE? This is not egate as it stands in the rest of the GCC. Are you re-inventing the wheel again? EGATE involves special equipment at the airport where residents can enter a country utilizing a networked database, thus minimizing the queues in immigration. The UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman all have EGATE. EGATE secures borders and would is a convenient way for residents to go through immigration. Call this something else, but NOT egate.

  15. Burhan says:

    To pay fines through you mobile, access: https://portal.acs.moi.gov.kw/wps/portal/violations (its mobile optimized).

  16. Scott says:

    Can’t find it for Android. Maybe just for iOS?

  17. Scott says:

    Nope the site still doesn’t work….

  18. Hama says:

    know theres some problems with it not being official and other things but hopefully inspire e-gov ‘advancement’?? something like Singapore’s

  19. Dalal says:

    The app is cool and working well on my galaxy note

  20. Jawad says:

    The nice thing in the app. it sends push notification if your dependents such as children or maid ID expired.

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