South Asia’s 1st and 119th e-passport in the world

  • Prime Minister (PM) of Bangladesh, Sheikh HasinaWazed have launched e-passport in Dhaka, Bangladesh as Mujib Century year gift to the country. Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia and 119th country in the world to have e-passport facility. Malaysia is the first country in the world to launch this facility in 1998.

Key Points:

  • This e-passport consists of embedded chip which contains biometric data, digital Photograph and signature of the passport holder which will help to control fake passports in the country.
  • Bangladesh has set up 69 passports offices in 64 districts, 33 immigration check-posts and passports and visa wings at 75 missions abroad across the country.
  • According to InternationalCivil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), 490 million e-Passports are present around the world.
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