[P] . Recently, some netizens reported on social media that the list of dishonest individuals with passport numbers starting with "EL" has been exposed. This matter has sparked widespread attention and speculation among netizens. On the 19th, the staff of the Entry Exit Management Bureau of Chongqing Public Security Bureau responded to this.
In an interview with reporters, the staff member stated that the passport numbers recently issued do indeed start with "EL", but this does not mean that these passport holders are dishonest individuals. He explained that "EL" is an abbreviation for "Executive" in English, representing the administrative division code of the Exit and Entry Management Bureau of Chongqing Public Security Bureau. Therefore, passport numbers starting with "EL" are a normal phenomenon and have nothing to do with personal credit reporting.
The staff also stated that in order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the public and avoid unnecessary social panic, they have taken measures to correct this misunderstanding. Firstly, they will strengthen publicity, popularize knowledge and common sense of passport numbers to the public, and avoid similar misunderstandings from happening again. They will actively contact media and social media platforms, timely release authoritative information, and eliminate social rumors and false rumors.
We call on netizens not to trust and spread unconfirmed information, in order to avoid unnecessary panic and social disorder. At the same time, we also hope that public security organs at all levels can continue to strengthen entry and exit management work, effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, and maintain social stability and harmony.