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Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 12:25:10 AM
FTimes-STT Report, January 20
 
File picture of A man picked up a new passport from R-kiosk postal service. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The Oulu police department has issued about 400 faulty passports where the Swedish name of Oulu (Uleåborg) was written wrongly, reported a local Finnish language newspaper on Sunday.
 
The error appeared in the passports’ section 11, which marks the authority that issued the passport.
 
The error in question concerns the word Uleåborg which appears altered, said the report.
 
The IT department of the police said the error was as a result of programme update that affected the passports issued in the beginning of January.
 
The police department has requested those that were issued with the defective passports to return them.
 
The process of getting a new passport takes about a week and those returning the defective passports will not incur charges for new ones.
 
Instant passport can be obtained faster and express passport can be collected the same day, but must be applied at Helsinki police department or at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
 
The Oulu police department and the company that processes passports do not believe that the error will hinder travelling.
 
 
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