ICAO 9303 PART 4
Machine Readable Travel Documents - Part 4: Specifications for Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) and other TD3 Size MRTDs
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
The Seventh Edition of Doc 9303 represents a restructuring of the ICAO specifications for Machine Readable Travel Documents. Without incorporating substantial modifications to the specifications, in this new edition Doc 9303 has been reformatted into a set of specifications for Size 1 Machine Readable Official Travel Documents (TD1), Size 2 Machine Readable Official Travel Documents (TD2), and Size 3 Machine Readable Travel Documents (TD3), as well as visas. This set of specifications consists of various separate documents in which general (applicable to all MRTDs) as well as MRTD form factor specific specifications are grouped.
This Part 4 of Doc 9303 is based on the Sixth Edition of Doc 9303, Part 1, Machine Readable Passports, Volume.1 (2006).
Doc 9303, Part 4 defines specifications that are specific to TD3 size Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) and other TD3 size Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs). For brevity the term MRP has been used throughout this document and, except where stated, all the specifications herein shall apply equally to all other TD3 size MRTDs. This document should be read in conjunction with:
• Part 1 - Introduction;
• Part 2 - Specifications for the Security of the Design, Manufacture and Issuance of MRTDs;
• Part 3 - Specifications Common to all MRTDs.
Together these specifications provide for global data interchange of MRTDs both by visual (eye readable) and machine readable (optical character recognition) means.
Additional specifications providing for global data interchange of electronic data in eMRPs and eMROTDs can be found in Doc 9303, Parts 9 through 12.