E-authentication service planned
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa has unveiled plans to launch remote authentication services as part of a digital program. Under the hi-tech digital move, the ministry’s notary will provide the remote authentication service through the direct visual transmission.
The minister issued edict 57 of 2019, specifying the terms and conditions of electronic authentication, the notaries’ commitments. Another edict will also be issued identifying the types of documents that may be authenticated through the electronic authentication information system.
The minister paid tribute to Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his support to upgrade judicial services, including authentication procedures. He commended the initiative of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Chairman, to enhance the standard of services provided by notaries, using modern technologies to process electronic transactions.