IOM Egypt Organizes Training of Trainers for Forensic Medical Authority Experts on Passport Examination

IOM Egypt Organizes Training of Trainers for Forensic Medical Authority Experts on Passport Examination

Alexandria, 24 June 2021 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt, continues its support to the Forensic Medicine Authority (FMA) through organizing a six-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on passport examination procedures for 19 Forensic Experts, including five female experts, from nine various governorates.

This Training project aims at strengthening the capacities of the Forensics Medical Authority experts on advanced passport examination procedures. The training was facilitated by Mr. Neil Roberts, IOM expert in Immigration and related matters. During the training sessions, participants acquired in-depth and hands-on experience on passport examination, using verification equipment to identify forged and counterfeit documents. The skills and techniques acquired by the experts will be shared by them to train others on passports examination procedures.

IOM is committed to supporting the Government of Egypt to ensure safe, orderly, and regular migration. This includes the activities intended for strengthening the capacities to identify and detect unlawful activities related to migration. The training for the Forensic Medicine Authority follows similar trainings already conducted with law enforcement officers.

This capacity building activity was implemented under the PRM- funded Africa Regional Migration Program. The training supports the Government of Egypt in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 10 “Reduced Inequalities”, specifically Target 10.7 “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies”, and Goal 16 “ Partnerships for Goals”, specifically Target 16.3 “Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all”. The training comes also in line with the objectives of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) Vision 2030.


For more information, please contact Mariam Salim at IOM Egypt, Tel: +20 1012 428 527, Email: