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A Biometric Passport, commonly known as an e-passport, incorporates advanced security features including a chip with the holder's biographical data and biometrics, like fingerprints or facial recognition.


  • Embedded electronic microprocessor chip.

  • Contains biographical data: name, date of birth, and other personal details.

  • Biometric information: fingerprints, facial recognition, and sometimes iris recognition.


  • Enhanced security, harder to forge or tamper with.

  • Faster immigration checks using automated e-passport gates.

  • Aligns with international passport standards.

biometric passport

How to Recognize

  • Look for a rectangular symbol at the bottom of the passport cover.

  • Typically have thicker covers due to the embedded chip.

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