Sunday, April 06, 2008

[ News, Nation, February 28 2008] Koreans to get e-passports

Korea is to issue electronic passports in the latter half of this year. The decision comes as an electronic passport revision bill was passed by the National Assembly Tuesday (Feb. 26).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the new passports feature enhanced security, and the purpose of the new ID is to prevent counterfeit passports from being used in international crimes and terrorism, as well as for illegal entry.

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