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DHS Completes International 'e-Passport' Live Test [April 18, 2006]   [open pdf - 9KB]

In this press release, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson announce important progress in the development of biometrically-enabled technologies to prevent the use of fraudulent or stolen international travel documents. DHS is testing e-Passports and e-Passport readers in anticipation of an upcoming deadline requiring all Visa Waiver travelers issued a passport after October 26, 2006, to present an e-Passport to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The use of the new e-Passports and deployment of e-Passport readers to U.S. ports of entry will help to ensure the authenticity of international travel documents and provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers with another invaluable tool for use in the border inspection process.

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2006-04-18
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Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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