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Issuance of ID cards, passports suspended

Mar 22, 2017, 12:00 PM

From now on, the Gambia Immigration Department will not be issuing any ID card or passport until further notice as the government embarks on “a comprehensive review” of the process of issuance of such documents.

“The Ministry of the Interior hereby informs the general public that it has decided to temporarily suspend the printing of national ID cards and machine readable passports,” a press release from the ministry said.

The release, issued yesterday, said the suspension takes effect immediately and “it seeks to protect and promote the integrity of our national documents”. 

According to the statement, the interior ministry will be embarking on a comprehensive review of the entire process of issuance of national documents.