Department of State February 18, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Electronic Passport
Document Number: 05-3080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Department of State
This proposed rule would amend the passport regulations to incorporate changes required by the electronic passport. The rule would define ``electronic passport,'' would include a damaged electronic chip as an additional basis for possible invalidation of a passport, would abolish the U.S. passport amendment process except for the convenience of the U.S. Government, and would enlarge the reasons for issuing a replacement passport at no fee. The rule would also add unpaid fees as a ground for invalidating a passport.