Nov 5, 2009

Saif issues directives for biometric UAE passports

The travel document will have high security and technological features.

Abu Dhabi: Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has issued directives for issuance of an e-passport of the UAE.

The travel document will have high security and technological features at par with international standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Shaikh Saif issued the directives on the occasion of conclusion of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Interior and Emirates Computers for this purpose.

Security

Major General Mattar Al Neyadi, chairman of the higher committee of the e-passport, said they will feature high security properties and contain a biometric chip for personal data.

Emirates Computers and its German partner won the contract for the e-passport system.


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