Starting from May 2014, the ordinary biometric passport can be applied at the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand for
Chinese nationals in New Zealand. On 29th May, Polictial Counsellor Fang Qiu issued the first biometric passport to
applicant at the Consular Office of the Chinese Embassy.
Biometric passport is a new, micro-chippped ordinary passport which contains digitized data of the bearer's finger
print and signature, in addition to the bearer's name, birth date and portrait photo. The newly installed biometric
microchip is an update to the Chinese passport in terms of credibility and security.