Minister launches new services on Saudi Arabia’s Absher online platform

Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz inaugurated 13 electronic services on the Absher platform at his office on Dec. 16. (Supplied)
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Updated 18 December 2019

Minister launches new services on Saudi Arabia’s Absher online platform

  • The new services launched by the minister included four for the General Traffic Department
  • Absher has already issued digital IDs for more than 14 million people

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz inaugurated 13 electronic services on the Absher platform at his office on Dec. 16.
The services were for a number of Ministry of Interior sectors — the General Security represented by the General Traffic Department, the General Directorate of Passports and the Ministry of Interior agency for Civil Status.
The prince also inaugurated the Absher application for work in its first edition, and the service of registering violations of public decency code, electronically provided by the General Security.
The new services launched by the minister included four for the General Traffic Department — the vehicle sales service, the seized vehicle service, a search for foreign vehicle violations and a service that allows users to object to violations.
The new services related to the General Directorate of Passports included the services of the foreign investor, visa services for special residence owners, a service for inquiring about the border number, and a service for extending exit and re-entry visas for those who are abroad.
The services related to the Civil Status agency include the birth registration service, a developed Taqdeer (assessment) service, a service allowing amendment of the professions of civilians, a service allowing new family registry issue for mothers and a family registry issuing service for marriages.
Absher has already issued digital IDs for more than 14 million people. All of them are now able to access the platform on the Internet, as well as other government platforms associated with the National Information Center.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

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Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.