Costa Rica’s Biometric Passports: What You Need to Know

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December 12. Believe it or not, we’re nearly in the year 2022. Every new year brings changes, and among other upcoming developments in Costa Rica, it looks like biometric passports are soon to be implemented throughout the country.

It is considerably more difficult to forge a biometric passport than a regular paper passport. While a paper passport isn’t exactly easy to forge, it isn’t as secure as a biometric chip. The critical information stored in the chip needs to be authenticated by something called public key infrastructure, this is what makes it so expensive and hard to replicate.

The director of Migration, Raquel Vargas, explains that “This passport puts us at the height of the latest mobility trends at a global level. It prevents forgery and alteration, which makes it a very secure document as it is high-tech.”

As well as this, biometric passwords can have specific protection mechanisms to avoid and detects any attempted attacks. You can feel far more secure with a biometric passport.

Source: The Tico Times

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