Haiti is Moving from Standard Passports to Electronic ePassports

Haitian authorities have decided to move from machine-readable standard passports to biometric or electronic ePassports... According to new reports from Haiti, the Haitian minister of Interior had a meeting Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a German company who specializes in banknote and securities printing, and the Haiti Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) to organize a gradual transition from ordinary passport to ePassport...

PHOTO - Haitian Passports
PHOTO - Haitian Passports

The current Haitian passport were already being produces by Giesecke & Devrient since 2004 but with the recent vote of the law on "Electronic Signature" obtained at Haiti's Lower House early September 2014, Haiti can now equip airline passengers with new digital passports.

What is an e-Passport?

An e-Passport contains an electronic chip and a a biometric identifier. The chip holds the same information that is printed on the passport's data page: the holder's name, date of birth, and other biographic information. The chip may also contain a digital photograph of the holder.

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Ricart says...

@Michu

Think before you talk/write.

Certain information on passports must be written in different languages so that custom officers in foreign countries can understand.

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Patsey Abner says...

What does this mean for people coming into Haiti from US?

Will we need to get a different kind of

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Bido says...

I think it's a good idea but what it mean to Haitians, I think a CA CARICOM passport would've help much more

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Michu says...

Stfu Joseph.

Haiti's official languages are Kreyol and French.

If you don't speak those two languages then why would you have a Haitian passport?

Talkin bout Spanish and English smh. And it's * recommendation by the

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Dr Joseph Louis says...

Haitian passport must be made in French, english spanish to ease the way for haitians in main countries in South and north America, and all over the world, simple

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