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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Wirecard partners with India to create Digital Taxpayer ID Cards 23 May 2019

Wirecard, a digital financial technology firm, has partnered with India’s government-owned company UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL), to facilitate the issuing of physical and digital taxpayer identification cards.

IN Groupe invests in its industrial infrastructure 22 May 2019

IN Groupe is facing a significant surge in demand for its SPS products both in the identity and banking segment. This product traction is especially fueled by the booming demand for dual interface banking cards in Asia, North and Latin America on top of the regular growth in all the other regions.

IQ Structures launches solution to ID attacks identified by Interpol 21 May 2019

IQ Structures, a Czech research and production organisation, has introduced a solution for protection against attacks on back sides of polycarbonate ID cards

Guest Post: Experience a seamless lifestyle - Idemia 21 May 2019

As the world is becoming more and more digital, so is the number of critical activities requiring citizens to prove their identity online

Amadeus teams up with Ljubljana Airport on biometric boarding 17 May 2019

Identity firm Amadeus has said a successful pilot at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia saw Amadeus take another step towards the creation of a common, centralized industry platform for biometrics.

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Microsoft developing decentralized identifier systems 16 May 2019

Microsoft has launched an early preview of a Sidetree-based DID network, called ION (Identity Overlay Network) which runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain based on an emerging set of open standards.

HK to launch applications for next-generation ePassport 16 May 2019

Hong Kong citizens and qualified applicants will be able to apply for the next-generation HKSAR electronic passport (e-Passport) this week, local media reports.

Intertrust Seacert PKI Service surpasses 1.5 bn identities 14 May 2019

Intertrust, a developer of secure and trusted distributed systems technology, today announced that its Seacert PKI (public key infrastructure) service has passed a significant industry milestone having provisioned more than 1.5 billion secure device identities, on-time and error-free. 

Vision-Box to provide Border Control Platform for Bahrain International Airport 13 May 2019

Vision-Box,a provider of biometric-based travel and digital identity solutions, is set to supply Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal Building with a state-of-the-art Automated Border Control platform.

Philippines selects Gemalto’s biometric voting solution 13 May 2019

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the Philippines has appointed Gemalto, a Thales company, and Nextix as technology partners to develop, deploy and support the Biometric Voter Verification System for the 2019 Philippines National and Local Election. 

HK to to end visitor passport stamps 08 May 2019

Visitors to Hong Kong will no longer have their passports stamped by border control officers from next month, the Immigration Department said on Friday, reported local media.

Amazon could win UK govt contract to store biometric data 07 May 2019

The Home Office is preparing to hand Amazon a £300 million contract to store sensitive biometric data, according to a report in The Telegraph.

Nigeria wants local ePassport production 01 May 2019

The Nigerian Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions has reiterated a commitment towards ensuring that international passports are locally produced in Nigeria, local media reports

Regula introduced magnifiers and compact devices with 15x magnification 30 April 2019

Regula introduced new modifications of the compact devices Regula 1019-15 and 1025-15, as well as magnifiers Regula 1001?-15, 1002?-15, 1003?-15, 1004?-15 with 15x magnification. 

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Features

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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