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Germany - International Passport : ICAO ePassport (2008 — 2014)

The MRZ-area was cut in entirety.
Front cover and back cover was clipped on both corners.

United States of America's Immigration passport admission stamp with WB/WT status. This status allows citizens of a limited number of countries to visit the United States for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa under the Visa Waiver ProgramVWP eligible travelers may apply for a visa, if they prefer to do so. Not all countries participate in the VWP, and not all travelers from VWP countries are eligible to use the program. Upon entry into the U.S., visitors are given either a WT (waiver-tourist) or a WB (waiver- business) status that will be indicated on the passport admission stamp. 

GERMAN PASSPORT

German passports are issued to nationals of Germany for the purpose of international travel. German passports are valid for ten years (for people older than 24) or six years (for people until the age of 24) and share the standardised layout and burgundy red design with other EU passports except it has hard cover.

German passports have, since 1 January 1988, followed the standard European Union passport design, with burgundy red cover and the German Eagle emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. The word REISEPASS (Travel Passport) is inscribed below the coat of arms, with EUROPÄISCHE UNION (European Union) and BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (Federal Republic of Germany) appear above.

A German passport of 32-page, delivered within a month, issued to a person 24 years and older costs €60. A passport for a person under the age of 24 which has a validity of six years costs €37.50. A 48-page passport costs a premium of €22, express delivery a premium of €32.

Passport number which has 9 alphanumeric digits, chosen from numerals 0 – 9 and letters C, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, T, V, W, X, Y, Z. Thus, 0 denotes the numeral, not the letter O.

BIOMETRIC PASSPORT

Since 1 November 2005, German passports have had a contactless chip and 13.56 MHz loop antenna embedded into the back cover in accordance with ICAO standards. It was ceased issue when new passport format is being issued beginning 1 March 2017.

The datapage has been security laminated.

In November 2001, the so-called Identigram feature was added – a number of holographic security elements, including a three-dimensional eagle, a holographic copy of the holder's picture (the so-called Holographic Shadow Picture), a holographic copy of the machine-readable zone, holographic microprinting, and kinematic elements.

Biometric passport issued from 1 November 2007 include fingerprints.

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