Question: A question remains about a woman uncovering her face when being checked at the passport counter?
Shaikh: “If this is for the necessity of the travel, then she is pardoned for it. If it is not a necessity, then she does not uncover her face. However, if it is a necessity for the travel and the travel cannot be completed except by it, so that they can take a picture [for example], then I do not know of any preventative for that in the necessity for travel. If it is not a necessity, then she does not uncover”.
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan