Saturday, August 24, 2019

Bundle of eServices for Travelers during this Summer Holiday

With the summer holiday season approaching and so many in favor of traveling abroad, travelers may benefit from the eService bundle available to facilitate travelling via a smart device app and the national portal (Bahrain.bh). The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) delivers a set of online services that meet the needs of the public.

Through the national portal, iGA and the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (NPRA) provide Bahraini citizens with the ‘Passport Renewal’ service which enables them to renew their own passports in addition to their family members’ passports, with the ability to check the status of their requests. It can be used through the eKey which ensures confidentiality of personal data as well as simplifies the process of entering information in order to complete the procedures and receive passports within a short period of time. Submitting an application of passport renewal can be accessible 24/7 without the need to wait for business working hours. Furthermore, users are required to visit the NPRA office once only so as to receive the new passport and submit the older one. Applications may be submitted a year prior to passports’ expiry dates – according to visa requirements of certain countries.

Bearing in mind the importance of holding non-expired official documents, the Authority provides via Bahrain.bh ID Services which enable users to promptly renew their identity cards and replace a lost or damaged ID card to suit the needs of travelers and avoid any unnecessary delays to their holiday plans. These services are also vital to Bahrainis traveling to GCC countries where they use their ID cards as an official document. Beside these services, users may also take advantage of many other ID card-related services on the national portal.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) delivers Wejhaty app via the eGovernment Apps Store (Bahrain.bh/apps) which encompasses numerous services provided by the ministry in both Arabic and English. The app comprises Visa Inquiry which includes information on countries that require a visa permit, its requirements and ability to apply electronically – if available in countries’ websites. The app also provides contact details, official working hours and locations of Bahraini embassies, accredited diplomatic missions abroad along with accredited foreign missions inside and outside the Kingdom.

Wejhaty app also contains information on destinations you may desire to visit. It enables travelers to register their data and destination to facilitate communication by MOFA in case of emergencies during their travel. Other eServices that may be ofinterest to travelers include Travel Ban, Important Notifications issued by the Ministry together with flight information and travel insurance in order to provide all that a traveler may require without the need to visit other online channels.

In the event that users require any assistance, users may download the Tawasul app accessible via Bahrain.bh/apps. The Authority also welcomes the public to follow its social media accounts @iGABahrain to view the latest services.

MOST READ

Affordable Luxury and Guaranteed Quality Only with Jaguar Land Rover’s APPROVED Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program

Jaguar Land Rover Bahrain makes purchasing an APPROVED Certified Pre-Owned vehicle as easy as possible by providing utmost transparency and attractive deals on their...

Superstar J Balvin confirmed for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

J Balvin, Colombian Reggaeton chart-topper will play The Arena, the brand-new venue on Yas Island, on 5 September Red Hot Chili Peppers also set...

Bahrain, The Champions of WAFF Championship 2019

At the end of a tight combat at the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship 2019, Bahrain has emerged as the champions of  defeating...

Bahrain as a regional Research & Development Center for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that holds promise for tremendous societal and economic benefit. AI has the potential to revolutionize how we...

Mental Health in Yoga

In Yoga equal, if not more, importance is given to mental health as is to physical health. A person who is mentally healthy is...

Cathay Pacific Announces Senior Management Changes

Cathay Pacific has announced the following management changes, effective from 19th August: Augustus Tang appointed Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr. Rupert Hogg. Ronald Lam...

Bahrain’s ambassador presents credentials to ASEAN

Ambassador of Bahrain to Indonesia, Dr. Mohammed Ghassan Mohammed Adnan Sheikho, has presented his credentials as ambassador of the Kingdom to the Association of...

Indulge in the Pure Bliss of Chocolate at Le Agna

Le Agna , the Greek word means ‘pure’ and apt a cafe which serves only the best and purest Belgian chocolates. Le Agna, a cafe...

Birth & Death Certificate Service to be Transferred to iGA’s Isa Town HQ

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) announced that birth and death certificate issuance services will continue to be provided...

This Mophie wireless charger is probably the closest thing to AirPower that Apple will ever sell

Apple has begun selling two multidevice wireless chargers from Mophie. Both the Dual Wireless Charging Pad and 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad are coming to...

Virtual desktops finally come to Chrome OS

The latest version of Chrome OS is rolling out to Chromebooks now and it comes with a lot more new features than usual. The...

26th showroom of Malabar Gold & Diamonds opened in Karnataka, India

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries launched...

Minister shares Eid Al-Adha joy with senior citizens, children

Labour and Social Development Minister, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, paid a visit to the Child Welfare Home (Batelco Home). Through the visit, also attended...

Bahrain-Home for All Good Citizens!

Kingdom of Bahrain always promoted the 'Unity in Diversity' and supported the harmonious existence multi-nationalities and multi-religious communities in the Kingdom. The Kingdom has...

Common Thyroid Gland Diseases & Problems To Watch For

The thyroid is a gland that sits low of the neck on the front of the trachea, the thyroid secretes several hormones, that act...