7 Sep 2010

Vanuatu launches biometric passport

10:49 am on 7 September 2010

Vanuatu has officially launched a new electronic passport system, made possible through aid assistance from New Zealand.

Part of that money is going towards a new passport office in Port Vila, which should be completed next year.

The director of the Vanuatu passport, Henri Tamashiro, says that more than a thousand of the new-style passports have already been printed.