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Big Changes! Your Next Passport May Look Very Different

by SharonKurheg

If you currently have a passport, you may notice that it contains an electronic chip (which is why it’s called an ePassport). The chip carries the same information that’s printed on your passport’s data page, such as your name, birth date, and other biographic information. It also contains a biometric identifier. The present passports have security features that prevent unauthorized “skimming” of the information stored on the chip but, of course, technology is everchanging.

Although it sometimes feels like the U.S. State Department is moving at a snail’s pace, it is SSLLOOWWLLYY catching up with today’s technology (as opposed to that of a decade ago). With that, the next time you need to get a new passport, you may see that it’s pretty different from the one you have right now.

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

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