The move is expected to create more confusion with the increasing pressure on Civil Affairs to issue national ID cards to women, which became mandatory this month for renewing or issuing passports.
"Online notifications stating that there are no appointments are only technical kinks," he said. "This has nothing to do with the new system and the website accepts appointments up to two months in advance for ID issuance or passport renewal."
The statement comes after several citizens complained that they were unable to secure appointments to issue their national ID cards and passports ahead of the school break.
Demand is also expected to increase on passport e-services ahead of the summer months.
An official source at the
Citizens wishing to file a lawsuit can visit the
An official circular also states that passport authorities can issue passports without recording biometrics in emergency situations.
Abshir users must also have their photos attached, paid their traffic violations and be residing in the Kingdom.
Men and women over the age of 15 must record their biometrics at the
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