What is a NFC passport?

Most modern passports are biometric passports (also known as electronic passports or digital passports), meaning they have a secure NFC chip embedded inside of them.

The chip contains information about the passport holder and can be read and verified securely by inspection systems such as airport terminals and the Biometric Passport Reader app.

The chip is located inside the front or back cover, or in the data page of the passport, and is powered by your device when it's held against it.