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Original passport must for travel despite Absher platform

07:46 PM | 2 Jan, 2023
Original passport must for travel despite Absher platform

RIYADH -The citizens must carry the original passport with them while traveling despite the Absher platform in place, it has emerged. 

The Saudi Arabia' General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) recently launched Absher platform after which it was assumed that viewing a photo of the passport through it was enough to travel; however, carrying the original passport is a must even after the platform.

The Jawazat had launched the service of viewing the digital passport on Absher platform but it has now been confirmed that the passport photo does not enable the citizens to travel outside Saudi Arabia, as they are required to bring the original passport, or the national ID when traveling to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The Jawazat affirmed that it will continue to offer the best technical services, as well as providing digital solutions to all beneficiaries, which would facilitate them in completing their transactions electronically.

A few days ago, the authorities had also said that any citizen could update his electronic passport through Absher platform and visit the local passport office without an appointment to have the old passport examined.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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