By Sami Zaptia.
London, 12 April 2016:
Libya Post has confirmed that it has successfully delivered a total of 28,962 new electronic passports to the east of Libya. The deliveries were made between 15 March to 3 April this year. Libya Post, part of the state-owned LPTIC, is the state post office company in Libya.
|Location||No of passports|
|2||Benghazi Oil companies||4,523|
The deliveries came as part of the first stage of a three-part agreement signed on 5th January this year between the Passports Authority and Libya Post to deliver passports from the printing centre at its headquarters in Salah Al-Deen in Tripoli. Libya Post will deliver new passports to the various regional offices of the Passports Authority across Libya.
The second stage of the delivery agreement envisages delivery of passports directly to people’s homes.
The agreement also includes an arrangement with the Al-Madar mobile company to enable passports applicants book their passport appointment via an SMS message rather than having to visit a local passport issuing office.
The Passports Authority said that by using SMS booking it would enable it to process an average of two million passports per year as opposed to the current average of 600,000 per year.
The agreement also envisages citizens being able to apply for passports at Libya Post offices at future dates.
The final part of the agreement involves secure linkage with Libyan embassies abroad to enable the Libyan diaspora to apply for passports abroad. [/restrict]