New policy on renewal of e-passports

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced its new policy on the renewal of

e-passports.

Effective immediately, the ministry said persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application:

 

  • A completed application form;
  • The existing electronic passport;
  • A photograph in accordance with ICAO Regulations (standard passport-sized photo);
  • The National Insurance Board smart card

It is anticipated that this new policy will provide a more efficient process for the renewing of e-passports.

For additional information, the public is invited to visit the ministry’s website: www.mofa.gov.bs