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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Bangladesh to begin distribution of ePassports from July 15 November 2019

Bangladesh's Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) has said distribution of digital passports, also known as ePassports, may begin from July 2020. 

Infineon’s Secora ID aims to accelerates eID project execution 14 November 2019

To address the evolving needs of the market in a fast and flexible manner, Infineon Technologies AG  has developed the SECORA  ID security solution.

Hermes Airports improves border control with biometric kiosks 14 November 2019

The success experienced in Cyprus should serve as a model for success for airports across Europe

MPC Alliance aims to elevate security and privacy of online services 13 November 2019

The MPC Alliance has launched as an association of parties with a shared interest in improving the security and privacy of our personal and professional data through the application of privacy preserving, secure multiparty computation (MPC).

Maltese ePassport to help visually impaired 11 November 2019

Addressing a stakeholders' meeting for persons who have a visual impairment, Maltese Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli held that the blind and visually impaired persons will now be able to make independent use of their e-passport.

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HID DigitalPersona Software awarded 07 November 2019

HID Global has announced that the company and its HID DigitalPersona multifactor authentication software have been included in the “Champion” category of the 2019 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Emotional Footprint Diamond Report

Cloudentity Releases 06 November 2019

Cloudentity has said its new platform provides a generational shift in the consumer identity and access management market.  

Colorado launches order on digital ID plans 06 November 2019

The Governor of the State of Colorado has issued an Executive Order supporting the widespread adoption of digital personal identification technology. 

Mobeewave and IDEMIA extend partnership in Australia 05 November 2019

Mobeewave, which develops contactless mobile card payment acceptance solutions, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, have announced an expansion of their partnership to deploy NFC-enabled contactless payment acceptance 

Mühlbauer implements new border and visa system in Mozambique 05 November 2019

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique decided to award the German-based company Mühlbauer ID Services GmbH with the task to implement its new visa and border management solution. 

Nepal extends ePassport deadline 04 November 2019

Nepal's Department of Passports has extended a deadline for final tender for printing the  new ePassport to November 8.

New Maltese ePassport will come into circulation this month 04 November 2019

The Malta government has said that with the finalization of the production and software testing of the new ePassport, the new travel document is expected to come into circulation this month. 

i2c, Ecard collaborate on cross-border travel card 01 November 2019

 i2c, a provider of digital banking and payments processing technology and infrastructure, has announced that ECARD is leveraging i2c's Agile Processing platform to power its payment card offering.

SPS enters into patent licence agreement for Paragon ID 30 October 2019

PARAGON ID, AMATECH and SPS have announced that they have entered into an exclusive, worldwide patent licence agreement related to the copper wire embedded inductive coupling technologies of the PARAGON ID group.

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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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