Passport printing and distribution capacities to be expanded

KABUL (Khaama Press): The General Directorate of Passports of the Taliban government’s Ministry of Interior announced that the office has stepped up processing the passport applications and that it will increase its capacity to print and distribute up to 4,000 passports in a day.
The General Directorate which functions under the umbrella of the Ministry of Interior tweeted on Tuesday that the number of passport applications being processed had increased and that 4,000 copies of passports will now be printed and distributed in a single day.
Officials from the Taliban say that the decision to advance the printing and distribution of passports was made in response to the enormous numbers of applicants who have been patiently waiting in line for their passports for a very long time.
The provincial passport offices have resumed processing online passport registration services, as the passport office previously announced, in order to reduce the workload and overcrowding at the central office.
The Taliban passport official further stated that services for foreign nationals to renew their visas will also be provided online.
The official stated that in an effort to achieve their goal of minimizing corruption, some of the corrupt passport office staff had been fired.
The Passport Department, a division of the Ministry of Interior, has been one of the busiest government departments since the Taliban took over the government.