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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App using Regula SDK improves border efficiency in Portugal 29 May 2020

Regula has recently cooperated with the Portuguese software developers Present Technologies to help launch SEF Mobile application.

Online event to explore advances in countering document fraud 13 May 2020

A unique group of identity document experts are set to discuss trends in countering document fraud in the latest online event to be hosted by the Festival of Identity on Thursday, 14 May.

Onfido and Sidehide create immunity passports 13 May 2020

Mobile hotel booking app Sidehide and Onfido, the global identity verification and authentication company, today announced that they are developing immunity passport integration for Sidehide’s hotel booking platform to quickly and safely verify immunity status

Entrust Datacard releases Drop on Demand Printing Module Gen 2 12 May 2020

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today released the Drop on Demand Printing Module Gen 2 for Datacard MX Series Card Issuance Systems. 

Philippine missions resume consular services 04 May 2020

Filipinos in the UAE may again secure appointments for consular services which include their ePassports concerns from the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi (AUHPE) and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB).

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Veridos notes how eGovernment can help amid Covid-19 30 April 2020

Veridos, a world-leader in identity solutions, has explained how governments can go digital and provide citizens with online access to essential government services from their homes or wherever they are.

HID Global collaborates with Fidesmo on wearables 29 April 2020

HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced a collaboration with Fidesmo, a provisioning company that makes it possible to connect contactless services to wearables.

Secunet easygate now features at land border 27 April 2020

Four secunet easygates now provide for efficient checking of bus passengers at the Hungary/Serbia border crossing in Röszke.

UN raises concerns over Irish public services card 23 April 2020

The Irish government’s attempts to convince citizens to use a Public Services Card (PSC) to access State services has been strongly criticised by the UN.

Festival of Identity to host world's largest ID webinar series 22 April 2020

Science Media Partners has announced plans for a groundbreaking online event entitled the Festival of Identity, noting it will be a new, positive, and exciting webinar platform that will serve the whole identity community during these difficult times.

OARO expands solution to include temperature screening 21 April 2020

Oaro has announced it has expanded its physical access control system, OARO ACCESS, to include body temperature screening. 

Ukraine data ministry announces digital ePassports project 20 April 2020

Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT) announced, on 15 April 2020, that the Cabinet of Minister of Ukraine approved a resolution on an experimental project for ePassport in the public service action portal. 

Paragon ID reports EBITDA increase of 87% 30 March 2020

Paragon ID, a leading provider of identification solutions for e-ID, Transport & Smart Cities, Traceability & Brand Protection, and Payment, has published its consolidated accounts for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year. 

Fully-Verified raises financing round 30 March 2020

Fully-Verified, a Startup Wise Guys backed company that offers a range of video-based identity verification services, has now secured a new financing round, for an undisclosed amount.

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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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