Bahrain to Issue New E-Passports from March 20th

The new e-passports will contain advanced features.

  • Publish date: Monday، 13 March 2023
Bahrain to Issue New E-Passports from March 20th

Bahrain will issue new e-passports from March 20th to advance digital transformation in the Kingdom, according to Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa who shared the news at a press conference.

Sheikh Hisham who is the Interior Ministry's Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports, and Residence Affairs (NRPA) said "the Nationality, Passports, and Residence Affairs will first issue the e-passport to those whose passports have expired and those that are nearing the expiry date."

The Undersecretary also shared that the new e-passport contains modern security technologies that are being used for the first time. The e-passport contains an electronic chip that improves Bahrain's global ranking and allows Bahraini travellers to easily obtain various visas from around the world. 

A representative of HID Colin Howell explained how the data page for the e-passport contains seven layers, which comprise the highest security standards ever. 

Colin Howell said about the passport's design "There are important symbols in Bahrain’s heritage represented by horses and falcons, and from the sea the beautiful fisker fish, in addition to the stars, the most important of which is the star of Suhail...The rich history of Bahrain has been merged with the modern, with consideration of many historical and cultural stations." 

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