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How do I know if I have a machine-readable passport?

How do I know if I have a machine-readable passport?

Machine-readable passports contain lines of printed data on the inside cover, and can be read by scanning the lines of data through special readers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers can quickly confirm the passport holder’s identity and obtain other information about the holder typically found on a passport’s inside cover. You may obtain information as to whether your passport is machine-readable at your countries’ nearest Consulate or Embassy or passport-issuing office.