As the pandemic begins to wane and travel opens up, many American globetrotters will embark on their journeys with a new travel document in hand: the United States Next Generation Passport.

The redesign of the U.S. Passport began in 2011, with the goal of incorporating the best technologies and modern industry strategies for document security. By 2020, the Next Generation Passport was complete, and the U.S. Department of State started issuing the new-and-improved travel document to applicants.  

 

There are several versions of the Next Generation Passport: Ordinary, Official, Diplomatic, and Service. These four documents are now displayed in Keesing Documentchecker, with high-resolution images and magnified views of forensic details and design. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we recommend you download and view our colorful and informative infographic of the Next Generation U.S. Passport here.

Finally, it should be noted that the U.S. Department of State collaborated with other federal agencies in creating the Next Generation Passport, including the Government Publishing Office, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Department of Homeland Security.

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U.S. Department of State

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