Citizens of the country are going to get the latest e-passport from July 1. Work has been started to give e-passports to citizens for the purpose of preparing all preparations in June. According to the project director Brigadier General Saidur Rahman Khan, the news agency UNB said in a report that if the Home Ministry gets clearance, e-passport will be started from July 1.
According to the sources, 119 citizens of the world using e-passports on the globe. Now Bangladesh is going to be associated with those countries.
E-passports will have similar books in the same way as the present pass reader passport. However, at the beginning of the passage of the readable passport book, there are two pages related to the person’s information, it will not be in e-passport. There will be a card made by Palmer. The passport holder information stored in this card will be stored.
Passport Department sources said, there will be 38 types of security features in e-passport. Currently, the information on the MRP data page will be transferred to the e-passport. The validity of this e-passport will be between 5 and 10 years.
Apart from this, the MRP passport will not be canceled when the e-passport is launched, said the passport directorate.
However, no new person will be given an MRP passport. If the MRP expires, they will have to get an e-passport to renew. In this way, the MRP passport will be lifted in phases. According to sources, this project is being implemented at the earliest by the Prime Minister’s personal initiative.
After the inauguration of the passport service week on 24 April 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced to provide e-passport. After the completion of the project proposal (DIP), all the related activities are done at the earliest time by the passport and departure department.
According to the source, the existing MRP system has passed the e-passport system, the Bangladeshi people can travel unnoticed in different countries of the world. Because e-passport is a system that will be included in a digital page (data pages) with the existing book.
There will be advanced machine-readable chips in the digital sheet. All information about the passport holder will be stored in it. The data will contain three types of passport cards, 10 fingerprints, and eye iris. During the travel, the immigration authorities will be able to know all the information-related data of the passport through the computer at the earliest time.
Moreover, the biggest advantage is not to stand in line for visa checking at different airports. Without the hassle of using the e-gate, it is possible to finish immigration work at the earliest time.
According to sources, the way the MRP books are being given from the passport department, it has started to be fake. Recently, some fake MRPs have been found in Malaysia and Thailand. Although there are 38 security features in existing MRP, most of them are possible to fake. But it is not possible to fake the Polychronic Data page of the e-passport book. Apart from this, 42 security features are available in e-passport.