The new Kuwait ePassport system was a comprehensive overhaul of the existing ecosystem, comprising not only a new design and booklet but also production processes, updating service centres and new systems. The new booklet features over 52 new security features and a new design reflecting the cultural identity of Kuwait. The improved process has led to an uplift in the maximum number of passports which can be produced, taking it from 1500 passports per day to 7000 passports per day, while bearing down on resource-intensive activities and bringing the issuance cycle down from five days to one.

The biometric data encoded in the ePassport can now be collected by mobile enrollment units, and there is also an emergency system which enables standalone deployment of the issuance system allowing full personalisation of ePassports independent of external systems.