The Philippine government has announced that they will be rolling out a fraud-proof, machine-readable e-passport in April 2016.
According to officials, this newly redesigned and upgraded passport will be "near-impossible" to be faked or compromised. The new passport will feature enhanced security characteristics that are almost impossible to replicate.
The upgraded passport will have a micro chip that contains encrypted bio-metric information that will be used to identify the traveler, including a photograph, fingerprint information, and the bearers signature. Additional information can also be added to the micro if there's a need in the future.
Each page of the passport will display illustrations of the Philippine's colorful history, but they are more than just mere decorations on a sheet of paper: the fine-lined embossed effect of the printed surface, created by a process called intaglio printing, a very precise printing technique that incises an images into a surface making it extremely difficult to fake.
The Philippine government is expected to shell out $216 million for this latest upgrade, but the passport fee will not increase and will remain at around $60 each.
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