No passport for Saudi women without IDs

Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Solaiman Al-Yahya said starting May 1, no passports will be issued or renewed for Saudi men or women if they are not fingerprinted. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Saudi women who do not have national identity cards will no longer be issued with new passports, the Directorate General of Passports announced. It also said their passports will not be renewed.

The directorate asked all Saudi men and women to register their fingerprints electronically with the Interior Ministry or they will not be allowed to use its services.

Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Solaiman Al-Yahya said starting May 1, no passports will be issued or renewed for Saudi men or women if they are not fingerprinted.

 

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on April, 19 2014.

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