New passport issue from today
The Immigration and Emigration Department will put into practice a
new method for issuing passports from today.
Considering the inconvenience faced by applicants when renewing
passports, a new simple method will be introduced, an Immigration and
Emigration Department official said.
According to the current practice when renewing a passport a set of
documents has to be produced to the Immigration and Emigration
Department. Instead of this lengthy procedure which caused severe
inconveniences to the public, a new simple method will be introduced.
Under this new method only a simple short application form has to be
Accordingly, an applicant has to submit only the name, date of birth,
identity card number, signature and a new passport size photograph, the
The new method is convenient for both applicants and the department
since the method reduces the processing time.