With the increase in International tensions over several global conflicts spread about the world, many governments have taken measures to keep their citizens safe as well as positively identifying those travelers who are coming to their country with the use of new Biometric passports.
Currently, there are 37 countries - with the European Union represented as a whole rather than the individual countries that comprise it - with the new Biometric passports in use today.
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However, a few of these countries, including Canada, only offer new biometric passports to their diplomats, but for the most part, whenever a citizen applies for a new passport, or for a renewal of an existing passport, they will receive one of the new biometric passports to use during all international travel.
Many people are not aware that new Biometric passports are in use, even though in the years leading up to their introduction, there were constant news stories about their implementation as an effort to prevent terrorists from illegally entering a country and to make sure the person traveling with any given passport is actually the person on the passport.
New Biometric passports contain computer chips that help certify the traveler's identity. These computer chips store important and critical identifying information about the person who holds the passport.
This "smart card" technology is generally embedded within the passport itself in an effort to prevent tampering and destruction.
The computer chip, as well as the paper aspects of the passport, both contain vital information about the traveler such as name, date of birth, sex, country of citizenship -- be they American, British, Australian, or Russian, to name but a few.
The new Biometric passports also contain electronic data such as digitized photos of the passport holder within the computer chip. Some countries also use such electronic identifiers as fingerprint and iris recognition.
In the ports of entry throughout countries all over the world - be they in airports or at seaports - the mechanical counterpart to the new Biometric passports is in operation.
Here, the scanners will scan the computer chip within the passport to ensure the person carrying it is the person who is supposed to have it and that they have been authenticated.
In this day of heightened security, you can expect additional security measures to be incorporated within the realm of the new Biometric passports.
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