German court requests ECJ preliminary ruling with regard to passport data

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The German Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-W├╝rttemberg has filed a reference for preliminary ruling to the ECJ regarding interpretation of Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 on standards for security features and biometrics in passports and travel documents issued by Member States. The reference includes the following questions:

  • In accordance with the annex to Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004, must the personal data page of machine readable passports issued by the Member States satisfy all the compulsory specifications of Part 1 (Machine Readable Passports) of Document No 9303 of the ICAO?
  • If, in accordance with the Law on names of a Member State, a person's name comprises his first name and surname, are the Member States also entitled, in accordance with the annex to Regulation (EC) No 2252/200, in conjunction with Point 8.6 of Section IV of Part 1 (Machine Readable Passports) of Document No 9303 of the ICAO, to enter the name at birth as a primary identifier in Field 6 of the machine readable personal data page of the passport?
  • If, in accordance with the Law on names of a Member State, a person's name comprises his first name and surname, are the Member States also entitled, in accordance with the annex to Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004, in conjunction with Point 8.6 of Section IV of Part 1 (Machine Readable Passports) of Document No 9303 of the ICAO, to enter the name at birth as a secondary identifier in Field 7 of the machine readable personal data page of the passport?

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