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  • The government of the United Arab Emirates plans to introduce a new passport on September 1, 2022


The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will introduce a new passport type on September 1, 2022.  The new passport will feature additional security measures to reduce forgery or falsification.

Holders of the previous generation of passports will still be permitted to use them for travel until the document expires. Applications for renewals can be submitted beginning September 1, 2022.

What are the Changes?

The government stated that the introduction of the new passport is part of a larger government project aimed at modernizing security and technological requirements in proving personal identity.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UAE’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP)

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