Is it worth getting a biometric passport with a microchip?
Since the beginning of 2015 biometric passports with chips have been introduced in Ukraine. This is a chip, allowing the use of wireless technologies. According to ICAO decision, the memory chip can provide with the fingerprint and iris information and also to show his photo. The microchip is put in the first page of the document. The presence of the chip in the passport is indicated with the icon on its cover.
The advantages of biometrics:
- faster border crossing with automated reading of data.
- theft safety.
- complexity of making faked documents.
- the computer compares, so disappears the subjective factor.
- free movement within the Schengen area without a visa (after the signing of the agreement).
How to obtain a biometric passport?
Check the document in person can be in the migration service or visa application center. It is necessary to go through the following stages:
- take account details and pay a state fee.
- fill in an application.
- make photo (on site).
- scan fingerprints.
- leave an electronic signature.
The national passport, identification code, and for men 18-25 years – the military card or a certificate from the recruiting office also must be taken.
Features of biometric passports
Unlike traditional paper version, in the biometric can not make data on children. Each child will have to issue a separate document. Children biometrics issued for 4 years. Fingerprints are taken only from the age of 12 with parental consent.
New passports do not cancel the validity of the old one. The latter will be relevant to the period specified in them. Despite conflicting opinions biometric passports is the future.
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