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

Veridium to offer biometrics for unbanked in Africa 16 November 2017

Biometric authentication firm Veridium plans to partner with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked and underbanked.

Research centre develops best practices for ABCs 15 November 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and its partners have developed a set of best practices for automated border control. 

Secure Identity Alliance launches code of conduct 13 November 2017

The Secure Identity Alliance, the global identity and secure eServices advisory body, today announced the adoption of a Code of Conduct that all the Alliance’s members will voluntarily commit to.

Costa Rica to have ePassport by 2020 13 November 2017

Officials have confirmed that South American country Costa Rica will have an ePassport by the end of the decade, with a tender to be launched soon.

Somaliland to hold iris recognition elections 09 November 2017

Somaliland’s presidential election on November 13 will be the first ever election in Africa to use Iris-recognition software to register and monitor voting.

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Optaglio solution protects chips in ePassports 09 November 2017

Czech high-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has announced a new solution focused on protecting chips in e-passports.

Vision-Box launches Seamless Airport 4.0 in Singapore 07 November 2017

Biometric borders firm Vision-box has released a new airport passenger experience system called the Seamless Airport 4.0. 

Maldives ID card to include eGovernment functions 02 November 2017

Senior Maldives officials have confirmed that the new ID card can also be used for payments and egovernment functions.

New law enables 10-year Filipino ePassports 02 November 2017

The period of validity of Philippine passports will double to 10 years, instead of the current five years — as the new passport law kicks in.

Swiss expert says 'invisible' Irish border is possible 01 November 2017

The head of the Swiss customs service has suggested Ireland could be seperated by an invisible border after Brexit.

Denmark launches new ID card 01 November 2017

Danish citizens aged 15 or above can apply for an ID card that will let them avoid having to carry their passports around as a form of identification.

CBP deploys biometric exit tech to Miami International Airport 27 October 2017

US Customs and Border Protection has announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Miami International Airport (MIA) for a select flight.

ZorroSign integrates mobile biometrics and eSignatures 27 October 2017

eSignature developer ZorroSign has announced that users can now authenticate their electronically signed documents using biometrics and their mobile devices.

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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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