Tag: Sheikh Hasina Wazed

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.