EAC: Region to issue electronic passports

Published: 13/Sep/2015
Source: The East African

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will begin issuing a common electronic passport in November.

The national non-biometric passports will be phased out over a two-year period ending in 2017. But Burundi has until close to the cut-off date to change over, as its current document already conforms to the new international standard for passports.

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Themes: Identity Documents, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Year: 2015