- Jun 27, 2007
Passport officers can be just as good (or bad) as the next person at identifying fake passports, research published on Tuesday reveals.
It was carried out in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the researchers suggest passports may need to be overhauled to include more than one photo, taken from a different angle, to prevent fakes.
Well this surely cannot be a surprise to anybody who has to endure the looking and wondering by the passport officer. What is interesting is that there is no mention of expanding SmartGate which can process people very quickly and more importantly, accurately and refers any suspicious person for further review.