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Canadian border guards seized 415 fraudulent passports, visas in 2016

By | April 6, 2017

The Canada Border Services Agency seized 415 fraudulent passports and visas last year as people tried entering the country with fake documents. The agency outlined the numbers in documents tabled this week in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Glen Motz asked the government in early February for a monthly breakdown of fake passport discoveries, as well as a breakdown by… Read More »

New German Passport to Boast Enhanced Security Features

By | February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March. A statement by the ministry on 23 February noted that the new safety features included in the travel document will “secure the high international reputation of the German passport”. Speaking at presentation of the new passport, German Minister of the Interior,… Read More »

What is an ePassport

By | February 7, 2017

An ePassport, also known as Electronic Passport, Digital Passport, Biometric Passport, or e-passport is a paper-based passport that embeds a contactless smart card chip and an antenna. The front cover of United Kingdom ePassport The contactless smart card chip is connected to the antenna – made of multiple loops of thin copper wire – that is used for both… Read More »