Romania to change design, content of passports

The Internal Affairs Ministry (MAI) has requested changes to the design and content of the simple electronic passports, Digi24 reported.

The changes are outlined in a project adopted by the Government and due to be published in the Official Monitor.

The color of the cover is to change to a dark red in order to make the document more visible. The country’s coat of arms will be 3D-engraved, and new mentions will be listed on the passport’s second cover.

At the same time, the ministry wants to change the content of the document. The electronic diplomatic, work and simple passports will have identical sections but different colors.

Last year, the government decided to double the validity period of simple electronic passports from five to ten years, for people over 25.

Highest number of Romanian passports in six years issued in 2016

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