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Apostrophes and similar punctuation marks have to be omitted, but hyphens and spaces should be replaced by an opening angle bracket. Smaller documents such as identity and passport cards are usually in the TD1 size, which is Kazakhstan has a small part of its territories located west of the Urals in Eastern Europe.

The check digit calculation method is also the same icoa all formats.

The value of each position is then multiplied by its weight; the weight of the first position is 7, of the second it is 3, and of the third it is 1, and after that the weights repeat 7, 3, 1, and so on. International Civil Aviation Organization. In that case, the last position must contain an alphabetic character to indicate possible truncation, and if there is a given name, the two fillers and at least one character of it must be included. Machine-readable passports enable faster processing of arriving passengers by immigration officials, and greater accuracy than manually read passports, as well as faster data entry and data matching against immigration databases and watchlists.

The machine-readable zone of a Type 3 travel document spans two lines, and each line is 44 characters long. Surname, followed by two filler characters, followed by given names. This is a problem for people who use their second name as defined by the order in the passport as their main name in daily speech.

Russian icaao and Russian internal passports since have a different transliteration into the machine-readable zone. Both have a small part of their territories in the European part of the Caucasus. ChineseJapanese and Korean names might pose a challenge too, since the family name is normally written first. El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua. These important benefits extend the contribution of ICAO travel document jcao activities beyond ensuring border integrity at international airports.

There is room for optional, often country-dependent, supplementary information.


This makes it easier to transliterate the name back to Cyrillic. Egypt 8 Ghana Mozambique South Africa.


Notes 1 A Includes Crown dependenciesBritish Overseas Territoriesand former Ddoc plantations, crown colonies, colonies, protectorates, protected states, mandates, trust territories and other British possessions. Many countries began to issue machine-readable travel documents in the s. Swedish travel agents usually book people using the first and daily name if the first one is not their icaao name, despite advice to use only the first name. Check digit over digits 6—30 upper line1—7, 9—15, 19—29 middle line [2].

Machine-readable passport

A machine-readable passport MRP is a machine-readable travel document MRTD with the data on the identity page encoded in optical character recognition format. Evidence of identity — credible evidence of identity, involving the tracing, linkage and verification of identity against breeder documents to ensure the authenticity of identity; MRTDs — the design and manufacture of standardized MRTDs, including ePassports, that comply with ICAO specifications; Document issuance and control — processes and protocols for document issuance by appropriate authorities to authorized holders, and controls to prevent theft, tampering and loss; Inspection systems and tools — inspection systems and tools for the efficient and secure reading and verification of MRTDs, including use of the ICAO PKD; and Interoperable applications — globally interoperable applications and protocols that provide for timely, secure and reliable linkage of MRTDs and their holders to available and relevant data in the course of inspection operations.

United States Passport Cardsas ofuse this field for the application number that produced the card. Diacritical marks are not permitted in the MRZ. Egypt has a small part of its territory in Western Asia called Sinai Peninsula.

Mauritania Saint Helena 1. Even though they may be useful to distinguish names, the use of diacritical marks in the MRZ could confuse machine-reading equipment.

Usually passport booklets are issued in “Type 3” format, while identity cards and passport cards typically use the “Type 1” format. International organizations Defunct passports Passport types. For people using a variant of their first name in daily speech, for example the former US president Bill Clinton whose full name is William Jefferson Clinton, the advice is to spell their name as in the passport.

Type, This is at the discretion of the issuing state or authority, but 1—2 should iao IP for passport cards, AC for Crew Member Certificates and V is not allowed as 2nd character.

It is common, for example in Scandinavia, that the second or even third name is the one defined for daily usage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Travel documents serve the broad transport sector by contributing to border integrity not only in air transport but also in maritime and land transport settings. If the names are too long, names are abbreviated to their most significant parts. The data of the machine-readable zone in a TD1 size card consists of three rows of 30 characters each. Yet some official travel documents are in the booklet format with a TD3 identity page.

When the elements of identification management are optimally achieved, States will be in a position to identify individuals by their travel document with the highest possible degree of certainty, security and efficiency. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat If this is too long, the spelling in the MRZ could be used.

Machine Readable Travel Documents, Part 3: Turn on more accessible mode. They have a layout of the MRZ with two rows of 36 characters each, similar to the TD3 format, but with 31 characters for the name, 7 for the personal number and one less check digit.

Some values that are different from ISO alpha-3 are used for the issuing country and nationality field: Passport booklets have an identity page containing the identity data.

All values are added together and the remainder of the final value divided by 10 is the check digit. The MRTD field has been rapidly evolving into the broader global agenda of traveller identification management. Given names are separated by single filler characters.

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Some official travel documents are in the larger TD2 size, Since the beginning of the s, ICAO’s leadership and activities in travel documentation policy and operational matters have made a significant contribution towards the enhancement of aviation security and facilitation—notably through uniform and progressive development of travel document Standards and Recommended Practices SARPsguidance material and providing assistance to States in the implementation of effective and efficient travel document and border control systems.

This is in order to allow use of a single machine reader. For airline tickets, visas and more, the advice is to only use the first name written in the passport.