The Government Kicks Off its Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness Workshop

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest and the Minister of State in the Ministry for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson attended the Official Opening of the Kick Off Workshop of the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness organized by the Office of the Prime Minister Dept. of Transformation and Digitalization in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank at the British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 

Senator Thompson who reported on the progress of the overall e-government project noted that last month the Passport office and the Department for Transformation and Digitization completed the online application for renewal of E-Passports.

The Online service which can now be accessed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website has the ability to take online applications, pay online for renewal of E-Passports and send an electronic message that the Passport is ready for collection. In essence the user will only have to physically attend the Passport Office to collect the renewed passport. This process will cut down on the long lines experienced at the Passport Office.

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