The new US e-passport will be equipped with an embedded RFID chip which located on one of the back pages and used to hold all your biographical information and a digital image of the passport photograph. The new e-passport will facilitate the use of face recognition technology at ports-of-entry and exit across America. According to Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov), the US new e-passport will also have a new look, incorporating additional anti-fraud and security features.
The new electronic passport is in the development works for about six years, and is the first complete redesign of passport since 1993. In addition, the new electronic passport works with a four inches of a reader and its cover contains shielding material. Besides, the e-passports use Basic Access Control, which also prevent unauthorized access of your personal information. A really good idea to improve the anti-fraud and security features.