ePassport to be introduced on Nov 28

Published: 31 Oct 2019   

Diplomatic Correspondent

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen the government will formally introduce ePassport on November 28 of this year.

He made the disclosure while briefing reporters at his Foreign Ministry office in the city on Thursday.

The Foreign Minister said the relevant authorities have confirmed the date.  

After the introduction of ePassport, the expatriates will get relief from difficulties in renewing their passports as the validity period of ePassport will be 10 years.

Earlier, the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) set July of last year to begin distribution of digital passports, also known as ePassports.

Regarding sending women workers to the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, Momen said the government has no plan to stop sending them to the Middle East country.


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