Thailand's e-passport, which was first introduced in 2005, has no history of being forged thanks to an advanced security system and the adherence to international standards, Foreign Ministry's Consular Department said yesterday.
People should have confidence in the epassports, the department said, adding that more than 10 million e-passports have been issued to date and there have been no reports of their becoming targets of any forgery ring.
The department issued the press release after two foreign passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH 370 were confirmed as travelling on stolen passports. The department said the stolen and forged passports in the incident were those of foreign countries, not Thai.
The Thai e-passports meet the standard of International Civil Aviation Organisation and the security protection is sophisticated, making it very difficult to be forged.