Bahrain To Roll Out E-Passports on March 20 With Advanced Security Features

Bahrain will begin the process for the issuance of the new e-Passports on March 20, as part of the Kingdom’s digital transformation.

This was announced by Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA), Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa at a press conference.

The e-Passport will first be issued to those “whose passports have expired and those that are nearing the expiry date,” he said.

Sheikh Hisham said that the issuance of the e-Passport reflects the Kingdom’s interest in digital transformation, explaining that the new design contains modern security technologies that are used for the first time. The passport contains an electronic chip that raises Bahrain’s global ranking and helps to obtain various visas around the world more easily.

Colin Howell, representative of HID, said that the data page contains seven protected layers that constitute the highest security standards ever.


Khaleej Times
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