RFID Chips in Passports

April 6, 2016 0

RFID Chips in Passports Every U.S. passport issued in the last seven years now comes with a radio frequency identification chip, or an RFID chip. These chips contain a digital version of the information on the written passport including the passport holder’s name, nationality, gender, date and place of birth and a photograph. Today, nearly forty countries use RFID chips to enhance security and make travel easier. RFID chips function as “ePassports.” They can be quickly scanned and make passport fraud easily recognizable. If the written pages of a passport have been altered, authorities will be able to gain the We are not affiliated with any government agency