2017 German Passport CU

Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports.

When opened, it appears that Germany is throwing every security feature it can fit into the small booklet, including an impressive multicolored security mark in the image of Berlin’s famous Brandenburg Gate.

2017 German Passport Designs

“In the world of travel, a high degree of security is indispensable, which is why I place great importance to the fact that the new German passport has state-of-the-art materials and up-to-date security features to ensure reliable protection against falsification,” Interior Minister Dr. Thomas de Maizière declared during the unveiling.

German’s holding onto previous passports need not worry about the validity of their own as it will be accepted until the individual expiration date occurs.

Sources: BMI

Photos: BMI

Stephen Fuchs
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