E-Passports To Be Available in March

2023-02-27 15:41:41

Ulaanbaatar, February 27, 2023 /MONTSAME/. Mongolia joined the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) as the 82nd member country in 2021. As a result, Mongolians have become able to use electronic foreign passports with high confidentiality in accordance with international standards. 

E-passport, which contains an electronic chip, holds the same information on the passport's data page: the holder's name, date of birth, and other biographic information, and helps to securely identify the traveler, provide protection against identity theft, protect privacy, and reduce fraud. The automatic e-passport reader machine facilitates the fast clearance of travelers at immigration checks. 

Starting from March 1st, people can apply for either the new edition of the ordinary national passport or an e-passport.  

In Mongolia, the first reader machine has been installed at "Chinggis Khaan Airport".