What Secrets is My Passport Hiding?

Passport Security

Today, electronic passports are increasingly including more sophisticated features to ward off counterfeiters and impostors. This is a good thing. Here is a look at some of the most modern security features. Read on to find out what secrets your passport is hiding.

Holograms

Holograms are a basic feature of today’s passports. These are also some of the most recognizable as they are visible to the naked eye. These three-dimensional images are normally on various pages of a passport. Holograms contain verifiable information which can be ready by a machine for authentication purposes.

Electronic chip 

E-passports (or electronic passports) feature a chip which contains identification data along with a photo of the passport holder. This chip is normally found on the...

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