Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licenses, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Headline News

Double digit growth for Infineon 28 November 2014

Infineon records 12% revenue increase in full year results.

Norway reveals US$103 mn tender for passports and ID-cards 27 November 2014

Norway released a US$103 mn tender for the issuance and life-cycle management of passports and ID-cards.


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The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.


Nigerian eID bureau awarded MasterCard certificate 27 November 2014

The personalisation bureau at Nigeria’s eID card making facility has been awarded certification under MasterCard’s Global Vendors Certification Programme.

De La Rue cites market pressures as profits fall 30% 27 November 2014

Despite some positives, De La Rue anticipates difficult market conditions to continue into its next financial year.

Malaysia reveals plans to strengthen airport security 26 November 2014

Senior Malaysian officials have said an advanced passenger screening system and new biometric security will be implemented at every border checkpoint.

SMARTRAC reshuffles management after CEO resigns 25 November 2014

Dutch RFID technology firm SMARTRAC has appointed a new chief executive officer after Clemens Joos resigned with immediate effect.

Saudi Arabia taps VFS TasHeel for visa services 25 November 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mandates VFS TasHeel International to manage and administer the Saudi Arabian visa application process from Nigeria.

Canada revokes St Kitts visa status over identity concerns 24 November 2014

Canada has ended a visa-free arrangement with St Kitts and Nevis due to concerns that that the island nation's "citizenship by investment" program raises identity risks.

MorphoTrust USA launches mobile enrolment service 24 November 2014

Organisations whose employees or members are frequent travellers can now offer onsite enrolment in TSA Pre?.

SIBA and SIA launch new working group 24 November 2014

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) establish Airport Entry and Exit Working Group.

New Norwegian passports hailed as ‘beautiful’ 21 November 2014

Media have praised a winning design for new Norwegian passports, which feature a lake scene that changes appearance under UV light.

Continued growth for Identiv 20 November 2014

Identiv reports its financial results for third quarter of 2014.

Entrust Datacard adds DuraShield overlay to secure product line 20 November 2014

Entrust Datacard has added holographic overlay to its secure ID line which the company says offers four times the durability of traditional topcoats.

Indonesian halts eID production as forgery investigated 19 November 2014

Indonesia has halted production of eID cards after the discovery of several counterfeit versions that bore identical holograms to those on the original cards.

Japan eyes facial recognition for airports by 2017 18 November 2014

Experts in Japan have told politicians that facial recognition technology has evolved enough to be installed at the country's airports.

UK govt eyes identity assurance for the European Union 17 November 2014

An online identity assurance scheme the British government has developed could in future be used to access e-government services accross Europe, says the Government Digital Service.  

Malaysian, Qatari airlines join INTERPOL’s I-Checkit passport plan 17 November 2014

Qatar Airways and Air Asia have joined an INTERPOL scheme that enables passports to be instantly checked against a database of around 43 million lost and stolen travel documents.

London City Airport doubles passport control capacity 17 November 2014

London City Airport almost doubles capacity at passport control with the installation of five ePassport gates.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard on the explosion of mobile identity

In a wide-ranging interview with Security Document World, Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard, marketing manager for e/mGov solutions, discusses important trends in mobile identity.

Latest Features

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

Taking a holistic approach for government ID card programs

Organizations need to take more of a holistic approach when selecting the right desktop printer for a government ID program – part of this includes the print technology, but it also includes the quality of the card, durability and security features put on the card, and overall cost of the program. Datacard reports…

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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