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| 23 October, 2017

Upgrades to UAE e-passports' digital codes

UAE was fifth country in the world, and the first in the Arab region, to achieve the electronic upgrade for passport encryption.

Image for illustrative purpose. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Jeddah has issued the first license allowing a travel agency in category D to issue visas.

Image for illustrative purpose. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Jeddah has issued the first license allowing a travel agency in category D to issue visas.

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ABU DHABI- The Ministry of Interior, represented by officers and experts concerned with e-passport codes, have upgraded the digital code of the UAE e-passport according to the new standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, which include the highest international security specifications.

Colonel Khaled Al Taie, Director of the General Encryption Keys project in the e-passports administration, highlighted the fact that the code stored in the electronic sim of the passport was the most important security feature to verify the validity of the travel document, via the electronic security devices linked to the global system of e-passports encryption keys.

He added that the UAE was the fifth country in the world, and the first in the Arab region, to achieve the electronic upgrade for passport encryption, which would improve the security confidence in Emirati passports and facilitate the process of travel for UAE nationals at all airports and international ports.



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