A Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) – official document, conforming with the specifications contained in Doc ICAO 9303, issued by a State or organization which is used by the holder for international travel (e.g. MRP, MRV, MROTD) and which contains mandatory visual (eye readable) data and a separate mandatory data summary in a format which is capable of being read by machine. Many countries began to issue machine-readable travel documents in the 1980s. Most travel passports worldwide are machine-readable passports (MRP).

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