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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ICAO highlights importance of robust ID management 21 July 2017

Robust ID management frameworks provide critical foundation for secure travel document and border control solutions.

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record 20 July 2017

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

Belgian parliament approves eID law 19 July 2017

The Belgian parliament has approved legislation on electronic identification.

Nigeria mulling local production of ePassports 19 July 2017

Nigeria is considering the option of producing its ePassports in country, rather than relying on international firms.

Australia Post to deliver biometrics-enabled Digital iD solution 18 July 2017

Australia Post has released its highly anticipated digital identity verification solution Digital iD via a soft launch for consumers, government and businesses, with a biometrics-enabled version to be released in the coming months.

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CBP deploys biometric exit tech to Chicago O’Hare International Airport 18 July 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for select flights from ORD.

Jura wins patent for LetterScreen++ solution 13 July 2017

Hungarian secure identity solutions firm Jura has revealed that its LetterScreen++ ghost-image solution for passports has been patented.

HID Global acquires Arjo Systems 04 July 2017

Secure identity solutions firm HID Global has acquired Arjo Systems, saying the purchase will boost its secure government ID offerings. 

Troy unveils anti-forgery solutions at SDW 2017 27 June 2017

Secure identity solutions firm Troy has unveiled security features to create tamper-proof, fraud-resistant documents at leading event SDW 2017.

Suprema to showcase 'world's slimmest FAP20 fingerprint scanner' at SDW 2017 26 June 2017

South Korean biometrics and ID solutions firm Suprema has announced that the company will showcase BioMini Slim 2, the World's slimmest fingerprint authentication scanner at next generation identity solutions event SDW 2017.

Imprimerie Nationale Group to showcase solutions at SDW 2017 22 June 2017

Secure biometric identity firm Imprimerie Nationale Group plans to showcase its offering of components, products, digital services at world-leading next generation identity event SDW 2017.

secunet eGate solution goes into operation in Iceland 22 June 2017

An eGate solution developed by Germany's secunet has begun operation in Iceland. 

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Features

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.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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