The Minister of Justice announced that a new rule on biometric passports will be active from November 1.
"It will no longer be enough to simply file a statement at the House of Justice. Before replacing the missing passport, it will be necessary for the citizen to provide proof that he or she has filed a complaint in the police department. This applies not only to our citizens who are in Georgia but also to those who are abroad. The main reason for this decision is to keep the visa liberalization. In many European countries people claim they have lost their passports or it was stolen so they could keep two passports, which is a big problem", Tea Tsulukiani said.