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Slovenia to Begin Issuing Biometric Passports in August

Ljubljana, 19 July - Although Slovenia will start issuing new biometric passports on 28 August, Slovenian citizens will not have to replace their passports with the new ones until their old passports expire, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate told the press on Wednesday.

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
A specimen of a new biometric passport presented at a news conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
A specimen of a new biometric passport presented at a news conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Photo analysis system for new biometric passport presented at a news conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
A specimen of a new biometric passport presented at a news conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Director of printing company Cetis Simona Potocnik, at a news conference on new biometric passports.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (left) and Interior Minister Dragutin Mate (right) at a news conference on new biometric passports.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Director of printing company Cetis Simona Potocnik, at a news conference on new biometric passports.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at a news conference on new biometric passports.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, the Interior Ministry.
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (left) and Interior Minister Dragutin Mate (right) at a news conference on new biometric passports.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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