Jawazat launches Digital Muqeem ID

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorTechnology
CountrySaudi Arabia

Saudi Gazette reportRIYADH — The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has launched the digital version of Muqeem ID and it is available on the Ministry of Interior’s new electronic application “Absher Individuals” under the name of “Muqeem Digital ID” or Resident Digital ID, the Saudi Press Agency reported.The digital ID will help expatriates to escape the fine for not carrying their original plastic Muqeem Card.Capt. Nasser Al-Otaibi, spokesman of Jawazat, said that the Muqeem Digital ID would facilitate the process of verifying the identity of its holders in the event that they do not carry the plastic copy of the original residency permit (Muqeem Card).“This will enable the beneficiary to view the ID data electronically through the “Absher Afrad” (Absher Individuals) application through the variable QR Code. Expatriates can download a copy of it on their smartphone so that they can take advantage of it without the need to connect to the Internet.”Al-Otaibi emphasized that the Muqeem Digital ID will be a turning point in the development of the digital transformation process ...read more...