Effective 24 September 2012, the e-UNLP will be introduced in Geneva (UNOG).

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Effective
24
September 2012, the
“Biometric”
e
-
UNLP
will be introduced
in Geneva (UNOG).



The e
-
UNLP

matches ICAO*

security standards and

provides

a
n

integrity/Security
assurance
similar to that provided
by
member states issuing
e
-
passports
.


The Organiza
tion anticipates that

following
the new booklet implementation,
an increased
number of Member States will accept the e
-
UNLP as an official travel document and
will
waive or simplify entry visa requirements for
UN
official travel.


1.

Some key features of the
e
-
UNLP



Multiple new top
-
of
-
the
-
line and secure pri
nting features were introduced
to ensure
utmost protection against forgery.




An electronic chip is embedded in the booklet to facilitate faster mac
hine reading and
authentication
of the e
-
UNLP at border cro
ssing stations.

-

The chip only contains the information of the data page of the e
-
UNLP, including
the bearer’s photograph.

-

Information cannot be read from the chip while the book is closed.


-

Any attempt to alter the chip will render it and thereby the e
-
UN
LP useless.



Facial recognition capability
contributes to the enhanced
security



integrity of the e
-
UNLP
.


2.

How will this affect users of the UN Laissez
-
Passer for official travel?




The existing UNLP style books will remain valid until 2015 and will be phas
ed out, as
they are submitted for renewal or replacement.



The e
-
UNLP cannot be mod
ified in any way once printed.
This means that it will not
contain any amendments.

-

I
t is of utm
ost importance that application
forms are filled correctly and no mistakes
ar
e made to avoid wasting this expensive book.


-

Any change to personal identifier data (name, index number) will require a new e
-
UNLP to be issued for the next official trip.



No dependents’ information will be included in the e
-
UNLP as this would violate the

international
standards of travel documents.

Dependent family members requiring UN
identification to facilitate official travel may apply for
UN Family Certificates
.




The e
-
UNLP will have

a fixed validity of 5 ye
ars, regardless of the bearer’s
appointment type.



Only generic
Staff
functional

titles will be
used:

“Official of U
nit
ed Nations” or “Official
of
Specializ
ed Agency”



Photographs submitted with UNLP applications
must strictl
y comp
ly with “Biometric
-
ICAO” s
tandards (as per guidelines below). It is

strongly

recommended that
all
photographs

are taken by professional passport photo services.


3.

Stricter enforcement of accountability



The UN will consolidate all e
-
UNLP
issuance to two duty

stations:
UNHQ and UNOG.



The e
-
UNLP is an asset of the Organization just like a cell phon
e, laptop or other
equipment.
All e
-
UNLP
’s

must be returned to the issuing office upon staff separation.




Stricter controls improve the integrity of the e
-
UNLP as a t
ravel document.


4.

What
does the Staff member need to do
?




If your existing UNLP is still valid, you don't need to do anything. We will only

replace
UNLPs as they expire.

When you apply for a renewed or replacement UNLP after
24
September 2012 at UNOG
, you w
ill auto
matically be issued an e
-
UNLP.



Use the new TTS.2
Laissez
-
Passer application form
.



For further details,
please
refer to the new “
Guide to the Issuance of
UN Travel Documents
”.




*
International Civil Aviation Organization which holds governance responsibility for International travel documents


Photographs
-

Instructions


1. Photographs are a vital part of the application. All photographs submitted with
ap
plications for United Nations travel documents must have been taken within six months
of the date of the application. Failure to provide photographs that do not comply with
these guidelines will result in processing delays. The acceptance of photographs is

always
at the discretion of the document issuing office.


2. Certifying officers must ensure that the photographs are recent, of the applicant and
meet the ICAO standards (as per these guidelines) before the application is forwarded for
processing.


Num
ber of required photographs:

o
Laissez
-
Passer: 1

o
UN Certificate: 2

o
Family Certificate: 2


Photographs must be:

o
In colour

o
Printed on photo quality paper

o
2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size

o
Taken within the last 6 months to reflect applican
t’s current appearance

o
Taken in front of a plain white background (no shadows may be visible)

o
Taken in full
-
face view directly facing the camera

o
With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open (teeth should not be visible
as this will affect t
he biometric scanning and recognition of the photograph)

Subjects must not:

o
Wear hats and other head coverings, unless worn daily for religious purposes
(the full face must be visible and no shadows may be cast on the face)

o
Wear headphones wireless
hands
-
free devices or similar items

o
Wear glasses with tinted lenses, if clear colour prescription glasses are worn,
glare is not acceptable (glare can be avoided by slightly tilting the glasses
downward or removing the glasses)


Photographs will be rej
ected if they:

o
do not meet above requirements

o
are colour copies

o
are digitally scanned from another document


o

are snapshots, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, full
-
body
photographs

3. It is
strongly
recommended that all passp
ort photos are taken by
professional passport photo services.


When photos are taken in private settings, it is almost impossible to achieve the required
quality results, unless multiple light sources are used to illuminate the subject. A single
flash ligh
t will not suffice to produce sufficient light for a bright, white background and
will also cast shadows of the subject.