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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Los Angeles: Vision-Box biometric boarding platform extended to Norwegian Air 18 July 2019

On July 11, the first flight of Norwegian Air using facial recognition for boarding left from Los Angeles airport to Barcelona.

Wisekey says blockchain removes need for centralised digital ID 16 July 2019

WISeKey, Swiss based cybersecurity, IoT and blockchain company combining traditional Cryptographic Trust Models with blockchain global distributed ledgers, is creating a new platform.

Canada, Netherlands to pilot paperless ePassports for transatlantic flights 15 July 2019

Canada and the Netherlands have given more details on a pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries.

Nigerian mint to take over ePassport production 12 July 2019

Nigeria's Federal Government has cancelled the printing of e-passports by companies other than the Nigerian Printing and Minting Company.

Thales completes sale of general purpose hardware security module business to Entrust Datacard 11 July 2019

Thales announced this week the closing of the sale of its General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business to Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions.

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Bangladesh to start ePassport distribution in July 11 July 2019

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the distribution of electronic passports or ePassports this month, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Thursday. 

Regula opens a new office in Germany 04 July 2019

Following the recent appointment of Global Sales Director for Airport and Airlines and the opening of a new London office, Regula is expanding its international presence with Regula Deutschland GmbH based in Kaarst, Germany

Canada–Netherlands biometric program will facilitate paperless cross-border travel 28 June 2019

 Vision-Box and partners have today signed an agreement to officially launch the “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, which will facilitate paperless border clearance between Canada and The Netherlands.

TSA says biometrics aren't mandatory 27 June 2019

The Transportation Security Administration said on 20 june that it has no plans to make biometric identity-verification mandatory, although the agency continues to study and pilot different technologies to make passenger screening more efficient.

India working on advanced ePassports 26 June 2019

India's ministry of external affairs has announced that it is working on a chip-enabled ePassport as the ministry pursues reforms to deliver citizen-centric services.

UK confirms government ambition on digital identity at Identity Week 14 June 2019

Speaking at the Identity Week conference on 11 June, the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden MP, provided an update on GOV.UK Verify and set out the government’s next steps towards enabling the creation of a digital identity market.

How do self-service kiosk systems accelerate EES border control processes? 13 June 2019

In this interview, Michael Schwaiger, Senior Product Manager in the Homeland Security division of Germany's secunet gives us some background info about the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES)

HID Global to acquire De La Rue’s ID business 12 June 2019

HID Global has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue.

Laxton Group to launch Chameleon D at SDW-Identity Week 2019 06 June 2019

Laxton will formally launch the ChameleonD at SDW-IDENTITY WEEK 2019 in London from 11-13 June. The Chameleon D is an addition to the Chameleon Biometrics family of products in the form factor of an integrated, multi-modal biometric desktop device.

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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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