Updated documentation and contact information policies unveiled for passport applicants
The passport collection process has undergone significant changes with the introduction of new requirements and guidelines. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official statement detailing the documents and information necessary for individuals collecting their passports, with specific provisions for minors and parents recently.
The following documents are mandatory when collecting a passport:
- E-citizen Invoice: Applicants must present the E-citizen Invoice as proof of payment for passport processing fees.
- Photo Token Receipt: The Photo Token Receipt is required to verify the applicant’s identity and photo for passport issuance.
- Original ID: A valid and original identification card must be presented as a primary form of identification.
- Original Birth Certificate and Photocopy (for Minors Only): In cases involving children under 18 years of age, both the original birth certificate and a photocopy of it are required for verification.
- Parent’s National ID Card (for Minors Only): Parents or legal guardians who applied for the passport on behalf of a minor must provide their national ID card as part of the collection process.
Moreover, it’s important to note that individuals are strictly prohibited from collecting passports on behalf of the applicant. The passport must be collected by the applicant themselves.
In addition to the document requirements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also emphasized the importance of providing accurate contact information. For adult passport applicants, a valid phone number is mandatory and must belong to the passport applicant only. However, for individuals under 18 years of age, the parent’s phone number should be used as the primary contact information.
These changes aim to enhance the security and efficiency of the passport collection process. Applicants are encouraged to review the new requirements carefully to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience when collecting their passports.
For more information and updates, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or contact the passport issuance center directly.
Disclaimer: This article is based on the information available as of the publication date, and any subsequent updates or revisions to the passport collection process may not be reflected here. It is advisable to verify the latest requirements from official sources.