Dominica officially launches the new ePassport on July 26, 2021, the new passport which replaces the machine-readable one, contains both overt and covert security features that are woven into the design as well as a microchip that is used to authenticate the passport holder’s identity, adhering to the highest international standard.
Dominica is the first country within the OECS to issue this type of book.
The new passport – an electronic chip embedded in it which is equipped with biometric capabilities and facial recognition. With these advanced security features, it will become more difficult for this passport to be duplicated.
Everyone with a machine-readable passport will have a period from July 26 to the 30th of July 2023 within which you can apply for a new ePassport.