Tanzania opts for HID Global

26/03/19

HID Global has announced that the government of Tanzania has selected HID’s citizen ID solutions to add eVisa and ePermit capabilities to its ePassport, which HID helped deploy last year as part of the Tanzania eImmigration programme. The new web-based visa and residence permit services allow visitors and residents to apply for and receive validated credentials for travelling or living in the country.

“This is an important milestone as we continue to work with HID Global to enhance and broaden the capabilities of our eImmigration ecosystem,” said Dr Anna Peter Makakala, Tanzania’s Commissioner General of Immigration. “We plan to continue expanding this solution to our country’s border crossings and across the broader global community as we become a showcase for efficient, comprehensive and integrated eImmigration solutions.”

“We are pleased to be entering this second deployment phase with the government of Tanzania, building on the success of the country’s ePassport roll-out last year,” said Rob Haslam, vice president of Sales, Citizen ID business with HID Global. “Immigration officers in Tanzania now have a convenient and efficient toolset for completing their vital mission of vetting and granting electronic visa and residence permit credentials to applicants.”

Since early 2018, HID Global has been Tanzania’s primary supplier of an end-to-end solution for issuing ePassports with advanced physical and electronic security features, automated verification capabilities and a tamper-proof contactless chip embedded in a polycarbonate datapage. The country now has a single citizen identification system that spans the entire identity journey from data capture to issuance and can be used to support ePassports, eVisas, ePermits and other physical electronic documents.

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Tanzania opts for HID Global
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