Kuwait launching new e-passport system by September

May 12, 2016 - 

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Gen Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah announced yesterday that a new electronic passport system is expected to be launched in mid-September.

According to a report in the Kuwait Times, Sheikh Mazen made the announcement at the 31st meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Directors General of Passport Authorities and said that the new system would take precedence over all other issues to be discussed at the meeting.

Director General of Public Relations and Security Information at the MoI revealed that the new electronic passport system will contain the passport holder’s complete details, making forgery unfeasible.

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