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Brunei passport becomes Biometric passport

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Brunei's Immigration and National Registration Department has became the third Asian country to implement biometric features in travel documents.


The Immigration Department, a local company, ITPSS has signed a deal with the German company, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide Biometric passport. The project will supply delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the e-Passport system and the production, supply and delivery of the Secure Delivery Services of Biometric Passport (e-Passport). This e-passport will also include features, so that the level of security and technical specifications as well as its characteristics is in line with the standard and recommendation outlined by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for biometric passports.  The system will use a printing machine featuring laser technology and facilities to insert personalised chips to make passports biometric. The department will also be supplied with the Public Key Directory controlled by ICAO, which will enable the department to exchange information, read information from the chip and confirm and ensure the passports are genuine.

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