JEDDAH — Director General of the Department of Passports (Jawazat) Maj. Gen. Solaiman Al-Yahya has opened 32 additional passport counters at the southern and northern terminals of Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
He asked passport officials to exert more efforts to complete passport procedures swiftly.
“We should effectively implement the directives of the leadership to extend consummate services to all passengers, including Haj and Umrah pilgrims,” he said.
Al-Yahya also inspected the counters for women run by female passport officials.
Director of airport’s Jawazat branch Col. Solaiman Al-Youssef said that about 50,000 passengers arrive at and depart from the Jeddah airport everyday.
He said state-of-the-art fingerprinting equipment has made it extremely easy to detect forged passports and visas.