US Set to Ramp Up Issuance of Polycarbonate ‘Next Generation Passport’

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By Lucas Stewart | 2Q 2022 | IN-6508


Next Generation Passport Issuance Has Already Begun but Will Accelerate into Summer 2022


The United States (US) Next Generation Passport (NGP) aims to provide a “Smarter. Safer. Better.” ePassport solution for US citizens. The new credential began issuance in March 2021, with roughly two million documents already in circulation. This is just the beginning of the NGP’s rollout, since the US Department of State has recently announced plans to step up issuance of the overhauled ePassport leading into the summer of this year as efforts are made to install the appropriate printers to replace their predecessors. For now, NGPs will be issued alongside existing ePassports, where gradual migration will occur as the necessary infrastructure is installed. Once the required printers and personalization equipment are entirely in place, NGPs will tend towards complete implementation for the whole US population.

The Benefits of Polycarbonate Documentation


The key difference between the NGP and its predecessor is the data page now being constructed of polyc…

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