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Launch of New Electronic Passport in Saudi Arabia

Launch of New Electronic Passport in Saudi Arabia

On Thursday, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif launched a new E-passport for the citizens of Saudi Arabia.

The electronic passport honors a turning stage in the evolution of the passport that can be read to the electronic version, said Major General Khaled Al-Sikhan, assistant director-general of the General Directorate of Passports for technical affairs.

The new electronic passport

According to Al-Sikhan the passport, the new e-passport has been designed with the most delinquent security standards that are compatible with International Civil Aviation Organization requirements.

It is differentiated by the modifications to its details & contents, external color, and upgraded security features. The new e-passport also has encryption to secure the security of data.

The e-passport’s data card also contains details of the passport holder as well as three photos using different techniques, as well as the capability of digitally authenticating the passport using digital portals, Al-Sikhan further added. 

The essence of Saudi Arabia has been incorporated into all the pages of the e-passport by making drawings of all important tourist destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Nationals can now apply for a new passport with the help of the standard method of ordering one until the current passport is ceased during the transitional phase.

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