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Global Recognition For E-Passport

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Bahrain’s e-passport has won 10 prestigious London Design Awards, marking a global recognition of the nation’s innovative strides in digital identity and technology.

The international milestone affirms the wise vision and directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The kingdom’s electronic passport was part of the support provided by HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for implementing Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) initiatives launched by the cabinet as part of the Economic Recovery Plan.

The e-passport was launched by the Interior Minister, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa in March 2023.

The London Design Award is an international competition that recognises designs that are truly exceptional in the visualisation of creative influence. This year, 3000 participants from 45 countries competed for the titles to encourage creativity and innovation by covering various specialities, including architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, and digital design.

The e-passport showcases Bahrain’s distinctive Arab characteristics, embodied in the image of an Arabian horse and a falcon. It is distinguished by its style, which tells stories from the history of Bahrain, as it is a centre for the pearl trade. It also displays recent achievements and the future vision of the Kingdom 2030.

The NPRA Undersecretary, Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, hailed the instructions and support of the Interior Minister and the Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Information and Communications Technology, for e-passport to feature modern designs with high-security specifications. He said the e-passport was part of the Interior Ministry’s digital transformation.

He valued the role of the work team that succeeded in completing this national project within a remarkable time of only nine months. He also applauded the efforts of the HID company to present the passport in the best way.

Shaikh Hisham explained that Bahrain’s e-passport is one of the best international passports in terms of artistic beauty and unique security features. It provides many facilities for the citizens travelling around the world.

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