Jordan: Iraqis queue for new passport applications

March 18, 2007 15:33


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Displaced Iraqis queued in droves outside their embassy in the Jordanian capital on Sunday to apply for new passports that could provide greater travel possibilities. Most of the estimated 750,000 Iraqis living in Jordan since the 2003 invasion of their country have old, handwritten passports that are easy to forge and aren't electronically readable. The new documents, known as G-series passports, meet international security standards and should make it easier for Iraqis in exile to travel to Europe or North America. An official at the Iraqi embassy said all Iraqis citizens could apply for the new passports, but that the documents would be issued first to people traveling for work purposes.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

The Asa’el outpost in the southern Hebron hills
January 19, 2019
PA official apologies for saying Israeli collaborator led social protests