Fingerprints becomes part of Swedish, Finish and Danish passports

All passports issued to members of the European Union after July 2009 will contain fingerprints, as a method to identify the bearer of the passport.

According to an official statement “All European Union countries will implement finger printing when issuing passports no later than June 28, 2009”. But this doesn’t mean that you must run out to renew you passport right away, according to the statement valid passports do not have to be renewed.

The rule only applies to people over the age of 12 younger applicants are exempt from this rule.

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