Minister of the Interior launches 20 new e-services | THE DAILY TRIBUNE



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Interior Minister General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa today launched 20 new online services.

This is the second series of e-services launched by the Ministry of the Interior as part of a global digital transformation plan to strengthen precautionary measures against the coronavirus.

The new services were launched in cooperation with the Information and Administration Authority (iGA), Nationality, Passports and Residence (NPRA), the General Directorate of Traffic, the Coast Guard and the General Directorate of the Guard.

The on-line Information and Administration Authority offers three services; update of the residential address of the identity card, printing of the residential address statement and verification of the residential address statement.

The NPRA offers four services, namely issuance of new visas, transfer of visas, cancellation of visas and cancellation of visa applications.

New electronic traffic services are the issue of ownership of lost or damaged vehicle, ownership of license plate numbers, reserved license plate numbers, traffic center locator, inspection center locator, locator traffic accident centers.

Coast Guard services cover the renewal of the vessel’s registration certificate, the renewal of navigation licenses and the management of applications.

The services of the General Directorate of Guardians update company profiles, consult monitored locations, register monitored locations and cancel monitored locations.

New e-services have been launched in the presence of the Head of Public Security, the Under-Secretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence of the Ministry of the Interior, the Director General of the Information and Online Administration Authority and the Director general traffic.

The Minister of the Interior welcomed the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to invest in modern technology in all sectors serving the nation and citizens. He appreciated the follow-up of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to carry out the digital transformation plan competently.

He said the digital transformation has so far covered 104 services, saying these facilities are part of the government’s commitment to promote national efforts against the coronavirus, in particular by ensuring social distancing and reducing the need for personal presence or visits to service centers.

He expressed his thanks and gratitude to all the departments of the ministry involved in the launch of the new services.

He stressed the importance of making all segments of society aware of how to benefit from electronic services that replace the need for personal assistance and visits to service centers.

All citizens and residents can benefit from the services of the Ministry of Interior through the national portal or by visiting the e-Government application store

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