President launches Liberia’s ePassports

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially launched the Liberian ePassport booklet,.

The official launch took place at the Bureau of Passport and Visas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The government had suspended the issuance of passports to new applicants and individuals applying for passports on Tuesday, August 1, as they prepared to begin the issuance.
The new ePassport booklet comes with advanced technology which will no longer have a 2D barcode but rather a RFID microprocessor chip implanted into the book without the ability of detecting it physically with the eyes or touch of the hand. The e-Passport will hold all ten fingerprints in addition to the facial image of the holder on the RFID microprocessor chip.