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Finland will enter biometric passports not earlier than May, 1st, 2005

Finland is not going to enter biometric passports before May, 1st of the next year. About it it is SPK in a press - release of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Finland, extended on Wednesday.

as have informed " News " in Finnish of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, terms of introduction of passports depend on specification and acceptance of corresponding amendments in the legislation and decisions of technical questions.

while the Finnish Ministry of Internal Affairs has decided to place in the new passport only digital photos of the person on the special chip. The question on introduction of the second obligatory parametre - fingerprints - while is studied. The decision is planned to accept till the end of current year.

will make forms of new Finnish passports in Holland.

According to the decision of Ministerial council of justice and internal affairs of the EU Member States, accepted on Tuesday, in biometric passports should be provided two obligatory parametres: a digital photo of the person and fingerprints.