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Biometric Passports

Federal Office of Police, Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics, IT Service Centre of the Federal Department of Justice and Police

Key facts

Under the aegis of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI), the Information Technology Working Group designated the issuing of biometric passports as the subject of the audit in the preliminary stages. The selection was based on the existing joint requirements concerning passports which have biometric features. The audits were conducted in the form of an international parallel audit. The basic principles and the audit programmes were agreed with the six participating countries.