According to the MoFAIC, in order to obtain the service in case of losing the passport, the applicant must attach a copy of the lost passport, a copy of the losing report, and a recent personal photo.
The counter permits select children to self-stamp their passports, with specialized supervisors and experts on hand to guide them. These child-friendly passport officers help facilitate access, offer support, and respond to any questions the young travellers may have at the airport.
In the Hanley Global Mobility Report for the first quarter of 2023 on global mobility, the country was classified as the “model” for a great success story in the “Hanley Passport Index”, as it rose 49 ranks staggeringly over the past ten years.
The UAE passport entered the top ten for the first time this year, jumping directly to first place from 23rd in last year's ranking.
The new design is more safe and has new smart digital features. The existing passports and ID cards will be replaced gradually.
The ICP issued 64,714 new Emirati passports in 2022, with an increase rate in the number of passports amounting to about 86%, as the number recorded in 2021 was 34,812 passports.
The new facility will accept passport renewal applications with effect from 14 June 2020.
A senior official Alam Gul Haqqani, the passport office's acting head, told reporters in Kabul they would issue between 5,000 and 6,000 passports a day and women would be employed to handle the processing of female citizens' documents.
“The positive diplomacy of the UAE contributed to strengthening position of its passport,” the Arton said.