(MENAFN - Arab News) Female passport department employees are currently undergoing training to allow them to process complete travel documentation procedures according to a senior official.
women employees currently only check the identity of females.
ahmad luhaidan spokesman for the passport department said recently: 'they will all undergo training to complete the required travel procedures for female passengers."
al-luhaidan said no one would be exempt from having to record his or her biometric information.
he urged all female citizens and expatriates to record their information so that they have no problems traveling.
'the departure and return visa paper documentation and paper permit system has been canceled. the passport department now has a central electronic system" he said.
he said there are 32 sites across the kingdom where women can register their information.
he said female employees at the passport counters check travel documents of all females including the passports of saudi women to determine whether they have approval to travel by their parents or guardians.