Fifth Issue

The Fifth Issue of the Kuwaiti Currency was placed into circulation effective Sunday, 3 April 1994. The fifth Issue utilized high-level technology and technical features and security developments realized by the bank note printing industry at the time.

The fifth issue of Kuwaiti banknotes has lost its status as legal tender by the end of banking business hours on Thursday 1-10-2015.


Holders of the fifth issue banknotes shall still be able to exchange them at CBK Banking Hall, by presenting an ID along with a copy thereof, and filling the related form, within an extended period of 10 years from the effective date of the resolution dated 19-04-2015.

For additional information on:

  • the withdrawal of the Fifth Issue of currency notes from circulation, click here.
  • Kuwait's currency notes and coins, kindly contact CBK Banking Hall supervisor.