Over 150,000 new e-passports applied for online in hours

By Sami Zaptia.

London, 29 February 2016:

The Passports, Nationality and Foreign Affairs Authority, part of the Ministry of Interior, has announced today that an extraordinary 150,000 Libyans registered online for a new blue-coloured e-passport since registration was reopened yesterday.

The Authority apologized and admitted that the online registration system did not actually operate from 9 am Sunday as was planned, but started working only just after 2pm lunchtime. It said that the system was initially overwhelmed by the surge in demand.

Nevertheless, in the three hours of operation, an unprecedented number of . . .

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