Starting in 2021, Indians are likely to get E-passport and reportedly anyone who is seeking a reissuance and a new passport can opt-in for E-Passport from 2021. The e-passport will come from electronic microprocessor chip embedded in it.
As per reports, the Indian government has already initiated the process of e-passports where the government is getting ready for future-ready travel document which will deter theft, forgery and enhanced connectivity which will help to streamline the immigration process.
The government initially issued 20,000 official and diplomatic e-passports with microchips embedded in it which were on a trial basis. After a successful run, the government will introduce e-passport for all its citizens. This is an upgraded step from the age-old process of issuing passports with a printed booklet.
The new e-passports will follow the International Civil…