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…

Latest Headlines

globaliD teams up with OneVisage on digital ID 09 January 2019

GlobaliD, a digital identity service provider, and OneVisage, a firm developing 3D facial biometry and 3D graphical authentication running on standard mobile devices

Gradiant to present new anti-fraud tech 07 January 2019

Biometric firm Gradiant plans to launch Valida, a fully automatic forensic analysis tool that detects manipulations in multimedia documents (jpeg or pdf files).

New leadership for international holography body 04 January 2019

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed a new chairman and Board.

Vision-Box wins travel experience award 28 December 2018

Vision-Box, as a partner of the Fast Passenger Processing System trial underway at Sydney Airport, has been recognized with an International Airport Review Award, for Passenger Experience and Seamless Travel.
 

Nigeria to create ECOWAS identity card 24 December 2018

Nigeria's Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced the  planned production of an Identity card for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Nigerians.

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Vietnam plans ePassport by 2020 20 December 2018

A new ePassport system has been detailed in a new draft law on the entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens that the public security ministry completed earlier this week, reports local media.

IOM chooses Tactilis Card for pilot programmes 20 December 2018

Tactilis, developers and manufacturers of a new biometric computer card technology, have entered an agreement for three pilot projects with the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), a related agency of the United Nations. 

Covestro breaks ground on new production line in Thailand 19 December 2018

Covestro has started to build up a new manufacturing line for polycarbonate films at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Thailand.

IQ Structures integrates different card security elements 10 December 2018

IQ Structures, a Czech research company focused on optical nanotechnologies, introduced a solution that enables integration of security printing with high-resolution holograms.

Veridos launches new color image tech 10 December 2018

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the release of a new security feature that will allow governments to apply secure, durable and vibrant color ID photos with high process flexibility.

UK ePassport gates to open to visitors from Singapore and South Korea 07 December 2018

Singapore and South Korea will be added to the list of countries whose nationals will be eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK from summer 2019, under plans announced by the Home Secretary.

Matica launches chromXpert 29 November 2018

Matica Technologies will release a new consumables program at a trade show.

EU approves new biometric border check rules 27 November 2018

The Council of the EU has adopted new rules on fingerprinting and palm print sharing that it says will strengthen security in the Schengen area.

Punta Cana Airport using Sita ABCs 15 November 2018

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, is using SITA’s Automated Border Control Gates to automate the border process for passengers from the US and Canada, as well as Spain, UK, and France, as they leave the country.

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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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SDW 2019 @ Identity Week Event supported by Planet Biometrics 11 Jun 19 - 13 Jun 18
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