Physical Features and Design of Electronic Passport

Physical Features

The Electronic Passport is compliant with the standard of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The Electronic Passport bears a polycarbonate data page and a contactless chip which stores the holder’s facial image and personal data. Electronic travel document symbol signifying that the passport contains a chip is printed on the dark blue cover.

Besides, to cater for the needs of the visually impaired, the Electronic Passport number and the date of expiry can be printed in braille on the back of data page of Electronic Passport (2019 version) in order to facilitate the visually impaired to identify their Electronic Passport. Apart from the braille printings as mentioned above, a braille-printed Electronic Passport has no difference with other Electronic Passports (2019 version).


Design

The design of Electronic Passport are shown as follow:

Electronic Passport (2007 version) Electronic Passport (2019 version)
Cover Cover of e-Passport
Inside front cover Inside front cover of e-Passport
Inside back cover Inside back cover of e-Passport
Back of data page Back of data page of e-Passport (2007 version) Back of data page of e-Passport (2019 version)
Back of data page
(braille-printed)
Not applicable Back of data page (braille-printed)(2019 version)
Front of data page Front of data page of e-Passport (2007 version) Front of data page of e-Passport (2019 version)
Observations page Observations page of e-Passport (2007 version) Observations page of e-Passport (2019 version)
Inner pages Inner pages of e-Passport (2007 version) Inner pages of e-Passport (2019 version)

Security Features

The Electronic Passport has a number of sophisticated features.

Front of data page

Electronic Passport (2007 version)

Front of data page (2007 version)

Electronic Passport (2019 version)

Front of data page (2019 version)

UV security features on the front of data page

Electronic Passport (2007 version)

A night scene of Tsing Ma Bridge with fireworks and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre can be seen under UV light.

UV security features on the front of data page (2007 version)

Electronic Passport (2019 version)

A night scene of Tsing Ma Bridge and Kap Shui Mun Bridge, butterflies and bauhinia patterns can be seen under UV light.

UV security features on the front of data page (2019 version)

Observations page

Electronic Passport (2007 version)

Observations page (2007 version)

Electronic Passport (2019 version)

Observations page (2019 version)

Inner pages

Electronic Passport (2007 version)

Inner pages (2007 version)

Electronic Passport (2019 version)

Inner pages (2019 version)

UV security features on the inner pages

Electronic Passport (2007 version)

Under UV light, it features the multi-colour bauhinia artwork and a ribbon. The Great Wall is also printed in fluorescent ink.

UV security features on the inner pages (2007 version)

Electronic Passport (2019 version)

Under UV light, it features the glamorous night view of the northern part of Hong Kong Island, with the bauhinia artwork and a ribbon in the sky. The colour of the ribbon matches with the corresponding season of the inner page.

UV security features on the inner pages (2019 version)

UV security features on the inner pages (2019 version)