Sophisticated Tech Features that Make a Passport More Secure

Apparently, your passport is just a little more than a booklet hardly the size of a greeting card while actually it’s the most powerful tool that facilitates your movement across different countries. It is a solid proof of your nationality and identity too!

Modern passports have undergone a number of positive changes. Initially, it was a 12×18 inch sheet of paper, but now it is equipped with different kinds of security features – both visible and invisible to layman’s eye. From optically variable inks and holograms to embedded chips enabling facial recognition – with so many high-tech features, today’s passports are highly, technically sophisticated and smart enough to betray the booming smuggling industry selling fake European and U.S. Passports. Continue reading

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November 24 deadline for machine readable passports
The Philippine missions started issuing MRPs in 2009 and switched to e-passports by 2010, Roseny Fangco, a senior consular official, said. “By this year, all MRPs would be expiring already. We are now using e-passports. We don't expect a rush because …

Flying Squirrel
Suspend services you won't need, like water delivery and cleaning services. Scan important documents like travel insurance, itinerary and passport, and email them to yourself and a friend. … The night before, charge devices like phones, laptops and …
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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) began prompting those renewing their driving licences on application forms more than 20 years ago and leaflets have been sent out with passport application details since 1996. The DVLA also pioneered …
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Efforts on to make bureaucracy people-centric
… in government offices which provide urgent services such as distribution of passports, citizenship cards, permit cards for foreign employment, utility bills payment, receiving and renewal of driving licenses, and registration of private firms …
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NRIs asked to take machine readable passports to avoid travel problems
Indian citizens travelling on passports which may expire in less than six months should renew their passports before any upcoming international travel. It is especially important to check the passports needs of any minor who may be accompanying their …
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Indian expats in Qatar are urgently required to apply for machine readable

Indian expats in Qatar are urgently required to apply for machine readable
The International Civil Aviation Organisation recently announced the phasing out of all non-machine readable passports (MRPs) by November 24, 2015, following which the Indian Embassy has urged all Indian citizens to apply for a machine readable …
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Soon, Passport Seva Kendra in Pondy
This could be a big relief to passport applicants living in Puducherry, Cuddalore and Villupuram districts as people travel more than 100 km to not only apply but also renew their passports. Pandian said Chennai receives the most number of applications.
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More and more Israelis 'renouncing' their citizenship
This group wanted to apply to sensitive posts in their countries. Some countries prohibit employment of dual passport holders. Most of the requests, according to the data, indicated that the majority of the requests were received by Israelis living in …
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