Benin Government Announces New Electronic Passport System

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • Benin has announced plans to introduce an electronic passport system
  • The system is designed to expedite clearance and facilitate entry for passport holders at ports of entry
  • Benin is the latest country in West Africa to adopt an ePassport system
  • More details will be provided on the system’s implementation date


The Government of Benin has announced plans to implement an electronic Passport (ePassport) system.

What are the Changes?

The ePassport system was introduced to prevent passport fraud, expedite clearance for travelers and facilitate identification procedures for passport holders at the country’s ports of entry.

Looking Ahead

Benin is the latest country in West Africa to implement an electronic passport system. Mali, Liberia, Guinea-Conakry and Gambia have already transitioned to electronic passport systems.

More details will be announced when available on the ePassport system’s implementation date.

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