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Electronic Machine Readable Travel Document

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Electronic Machine Readable Travel Document (EMRTD) are travel documents which contain Chip Card

Electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents are capable of being used by any suitably equipped receiving Government Entity to read from the document a greatly increased amount of data relating to the eMRTD itself and its holder. This includes mandatory globally interoperable Biometric data that can be used as an input to Facial recognition systems, and, optionally, to Fingerprint recognition or Iris recognition systems. The specifications require the globally interoperable Biometric data to be stored in the form of high-resolution images.

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