The Malaysian passport is the passport issued to citizens of Malaysia by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.

A biometric passport is a regular passport that contains an embedded electronic chip with biometric data such as the holder’s fingerprints and facial images. The chip is read by a particular machine at immigration checkpoints, which verifies the passport holder’s identity.

Malaysia was the first country in the world to issue biometric passports in March 1998, after a local company, IRIS Corporation, developed the technology. In December 2002, thumbprint data was added to the biometric data on the passport chip. A similar technology is used in the Malaysian identity card, MyKad.

The biometric data included on the Malaysian passport is a digital photograph of the bearer’s face and images of their two thumbprints. Malaysian immigration checkpoints were the only ones with the technology to read and authenticate the data from the RFID chip using a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition technology. Still, widespread adoption of ePassport technology around the world has seen the technology installed in international airports in the US, the UK and other countries.

In addition to biometric data and the personal information stored on the information page, the chip also records the bearer’s travel history of the last ten entry and exits at Malaysia border control points.

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