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An American passport's RFID chip is broken (it never did work). I was forced from the machine automated customs lane to your friendly neighorhood customs agent. Other than this inconvenience, is there any reason to seek a replacement RFID chip (passport)?

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  • your passport is invalid without a chip, I believe – Matthew Barclay Jun 3 at 18:41
  • @MatthewBarclay The passport remains valid but with a broken chip you can no longer use expedited immigration facilities which require it such as the APC kiosks in the US or the passport gates in UK and Australia. – Michael Hampton Jun 3 at 19:03

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