The new passports will be better protected and on their pages there will be graphic motives related to the anniversary of Poland's regaining independence this year – notified by the Ministry of the Interior and Administration.
/Jan Bielecki /East News
Anyone who submits an application for issuing a passport from November 5 will receive a document according to a new model – said the Ministry of the Interior Wednesday. New documents must be better protected and therefore more difficult to forge.
New passport designs are specified in the amended regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration. It will take effect from November 5. Documents will be better protected, and on their pages there will be graphic motives related to the fact that Poland regains its independence this year. Some designs have been chosen by citizens on the basis of internet voices.
"One of the safeguards will be a rigid personalization page that allows the introduction of SAFE I special protection – it is a transparent window surrounded by a field characterized by variable optical properties." SAFE I area allows the introduction of a number of security combinations of personal data from the document holder, increasing the protection against identity theft "- PAP informed the PAP in the sent message.
Other security features include graphic element made with optically variable paint, security thread visible in ultraviolet and individual document markers. The new passport also contains additional signs for the blind and visually impaired. The cover is designed to stamp the word passport with the Braille alphabet, allowing the blind to recognize the document.
The resort emphasizes that the introduction of a new passport design does not mean that you have to replace old documents. They remain valid until the date indicated in them.
"In connection with the 100-year anniversary of Poland's regaining independence in online voting, elements have been selected that will be visible on the pages of the new passport.Texts refer to figures, events, places and symbols that are important for Polish independence: in the Warsaw battle, Antosia Petrykiewicz, the emblem of the Second Polish Republic, the grave of the unknown soldier, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Józef Piłsudski "- the Ministry of the Interior and Administration announced in a press release.