Passport & Visas

This section reports on the latest developments - both technical and market-related - in the world of ePassports, visas and related standards and specifications…

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Guest Post: EU publishes biometric quality requirements for the EES 22 March 2019

The NFIQ 2.0 algorithm plays a key role to improve the quality assessment of fingerprints in the EES.

Gemalto creates secure component solutions unit 22 March 2019

Gemalto has announced the creation of a new Secure Component Solutions Unit that will enable customers to benefit from Gemalto's advanced technologies and techniques, incorporating them into secure document programs swiftly and efficiently.

Laxton moves Africa office 19 March 2019

Laxton has taken the decision to centralize its company resources in South Africa, into its European office in Amsterdam, which has become the regional headquarters focused on the broader EMEA region.

Uganda to raise $16mn for ePassport 18 March 2019

Ugandan officials have said the country will need to raise at least $16mn for its ePassport project.

Fingerprint verification at Primary Inspection Kiosks now available at Québec City Jean 15 March 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using Primary Inspection Kiosks at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

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Report: UK egate expansion could cause delays 14 March 2019

Britain's Guardian newspaper is reporting that British citizens using biometric passports will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders after the country opened eGates to different countries.

Biometric technology launched at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 14 March 2019

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has launched Clear biometric boarding technology.

Onfido partners with INTERPOL 06 March 2019

Identity verification company Onfido has announced it is partnering with INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization) to provide a 3-day training course to government officials from Southeast Asia to help them better detect fraudulent identity documents.

IQ Structures and JURA working on compromises in ID projects 05 March 2019

JURA and IQ Structures launched a joined solution that accelerates the preparation of ID projects, simplify approval processes and supports smooth cooperation between graphical designers and Security experts.

YVR's Innovative Travel Solutions first to meet Canadian government biometric requirements 05 March 2019

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) has announced that its self-service border control solution, BORDERXPRESS, is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Government of Canada’s expanded biometric screening requirements, coming into effect March 31, 2019.

German police donate Regula doc readers to colleagues in Montenegro 28 February 2019

German police donated five new mobile document readers Regula 7308 to their Montenegrin colleagues.

Sita: Use of automated passport control has nearly doubled 26 February 2019

Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too, according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by Air Transport World.

Uganda stresses strength of ePassport data 21 February 2019

Ugandan officials have said the new East Africa Community (EAC) ePassport is complete and has all the essential data for travel - contrary to media reports that it lacks vital information for facilitating secure travel. 

Munich Security Conference benefits from Veridos' innovative authentication tech 19 February 2019

Veridos, a global identity solution provider, has successfully deployed its VeriGO eAccess solution at the Munich Security Conference (MSC).

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White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

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Industry Events

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