The Ministry of Interior’s Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah announced that the issuance of the new Kuwaiti passports will require DNA testing. The aim is to build a database with citizens’ DNA information. The issuance of the new passports will start by the beginning of 2016, starting with diplomats, before offering it to all citizens. „DNA will be a condition to register babies older than six months, be born in or outside Kuwait in order to prevent unlawfully adding anybody to citizenship files“, Jarrah explained. The new passports will be offered to citizens through service centers, where a special criminal investigation clerk would do the DNA tests for applicants.
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