The President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa is on Tuesday expected to launch the Electronic Passport (E-Passport).
The much anticipated electronic passport comes with more security features in order to protect against identity theft and counterfeiting of travel documents.
“The e-passport will protect the privacy of our citizens given the embedded features which protect against identity theft and counterfeiting of travel documents.
Apart from reasserting individual rights to privacy, the introduction of the e-passport will also provide enhanced security standards at our various ports of entry and exit,” said the Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement released on Monday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage further said the Government was working with Garsu Pasaulis (GP) in the production of the electronic passport and on other vital civil registration documents.
The Ministry said all valid traditional passports (non-electronic) remain in use but when they expire and have to be renewed, citizens will be required to get e-passports.
Below is the statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs on e-passports.