‘Futuristic’ e-passports announced for citizens in India

India plans to roll out chip-based e-passports with futuristic technology in 2022-23.

Personal details of the applicant would be digitally signed and stored in the chip, which would be embedded in the passport booklet. In case of tampering, the system will be able to identify it.

The microchip in the passport would include details such as the passport holder’s name and date of birth. It could be scanned in minutes, reducing the time spent in physical verification at immigration counters.


Khaleej Times
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