News June 2005

New Deadline - Biometric Passports

Visa Waiver Program visitors will be required to produce passports with digital photographs to enter the U.S. on or after October 26, 2005. This is an extension from the earlier deadline, which we reported in September 2004.

However, requirements that passports contain electronic chips and other biometric information have been deferred until October 26, 2006.

The deadline for admission requiring machine machine-readable passports is June 26, 2005.


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