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UAE to issue new passports with latest tech from September

ABU DHABI, August 11, 2022

A new generation of the Emirati passports, which incorporates the latest technology and complex security specifications to restrict forgery, will be issued from September 1, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) has announced.
The passports represent a new technological leap and are issued as part of the new generation of Emirati passports and national ID card project which was launched in June 2021, said a Wam news agency report.
Ali Muhammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security, said the new generation of the UAE Passport is part of achieving the UAE government's vision to reinforce the UAE identity using the latest technologies, and to provide distinctive services for the identification of personal identity in accordance with the best international standards.
"This project aims to enhance the flexibility of doing business related to individuals in various institutions of the UAE, in order to improve the quality of life and provide a travel experience that strengthens the leading position of the UAE," he added.
The passport will have the identification page of its holder printed using the polycarbonate sheet instead of paper, which increases the efficiency of specialised printing supported by photos and security marks characterised by its thickness, to prevent damage. The passport can be easily processed at the ports, and will be of high quality due to the usage of laser technologies and three-dimensional tangible elements.
The passports of the previous generation are considered valid and their holders can use them for travel until the expiry date of the passport approaches, while an application for renewal can be submitted to obtain the new generation.


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