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In Estonian passports will biometrics

April 1 2006

The Government of Estonia has approved and sent to Parliament prepared by the Ministry of the Interior amended the bill on identity documents and a bill on amending the Law on State Duty.

Their goal is to use biometrics in travel documents and reduce the term of the identity documents from 10 to 5 years.

In accordance with the decision of the EU Council for a travel document will add a chip, which will be recorded electronically, a facial image and two fingerprints of the holder. The use of biometrics in the face of identity documents is planned in autumn 2006, a fingerprint - no earlier than 2009, RBC

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