Hungarian firm to produce biometric passports for Mongolia
20 January 2017 15:32 GMT

Mongolia has inked a deal with the Hungarian State Printing Company to develop the country’s new generation of ePassports.

The main change is the inclusion of a new international standard data chip, reports news.mn.

On 19th of January, R.Sodkhuu, director of the General Authority for State Registration met the president and trade executive of the Hungarian State Printing Company at Government House. During the meeting, the two sides discussed possible ways of altering the agreement and reducing the cost of printing the ‘smart’ passports; the original contract had been fixed at EUR 9.5. Currently, there are over 1 million people foreign passport holders in Mongolia.

Established in 1952, the Hungarian State Printing Company produces passports with and without chips, documents for crossing borders, travel documents, EU settlement passes, official documents for proposed asylum seekers, refugee and immigration documents and other similar items containing sensitive information.

According to the official website of the State Registration and Statistical Authority of Mongolia, the new chip passports will mean that Mongolian citizens will have fewer problems when crossing borders and will have more security.

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