Jordan to issue e-passports in June

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AMMAN – Ahmad Hanandeh, the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, stated that the Kingdom's first electronic passport will most likely be issued in June, Al-Ghad reported.اضافة اعلان

The Ministry's project, in partnership with the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD), intends to issue electronic passports equipped with an electronic chip carrying all of the passport holder's personal data. These passports can be read electronically at airports and border crossings.

This phase is part of the government's digital transformation plan for public services, which aims to transfer various government services to digital formats.

According to Hanandeh, the government selected a specialist technology company from among the eight companies that made technical and financial proposals to win the project contract. The project focuses on distributing and issuing electronic passports, with payment depending on the defined passports that match the necessary standards.

The government is dedicated to offering this service and issuing passports that meet the highest worldwide technological and security requirements, assuring protection against counterfeiting.

It is worth noting that this new project differs from the electronic passport issuing or renewal service launched in 2018. The current service is available via the CSPD's website or through the e-government portal, removing the need to visit any of the department's offices for passport issuance or renewal.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship has digitalized 45 percent of government services, resulting in 1077 electronic services. These services include vital government agencies that directly affect citizens.

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