The joint Knesset committee, composed of the Internal Affairs, Science and Technology, and Legislative Committees, has approved a bill for the second and third readings, allowing for the renewal of biometric documents.

According to the law, which is introduced as a temporary measure valid for six months and can be extended for another six months, individuals will have the option to request the renewal of their biometric ID card or international passport online.

However, the updated document will only be valid for five years instead of the usual ten, which means holders may lose eligibility for visa-free entry into the United States.

Remote renewal is limited to one instance; if lost, reordering is not possible.

The law is set to take effect on April 30, 2024.