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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Ceevo selects Acuant Trusted Identity Platform 26 March 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions today announced a partnership with the Ceevo Group to streamline its customer onboarding process and offer immediate ID proofing. 

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have most powerful passports 26 March 2020

Citizens of Japan, Singapore and South Korea — three countries with the most powerful passports — can enter 190/189 out of 218 countries visa-free, according to the Henley Passport Index 2019 by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm.

Fijians can now apply for ePassports in Europe 19 March 2020

Fijians living in Europe can apply for ePassports on the continent following the establishment of the electronic passport processing services at the Fijian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

Orell Füssli acquires stake in Procivis 18 March 2020

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis

RBC introduces digital government identity verification 18 March 2020

Royal Bank of Canada has developed a solution that gives clients the ability to digitally verify their identities when opening an account in branch

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Identity Week postponed until mid-September 17 March 2020

 The organisers of the industry-leading identity event, after a great deal of deliberation, and given current world circumstances surrounding COVID-19, have taken the decision to postpone Identity Week 2020 to the second half of the year.

Kimaldi and Elyctis reinforce partnership 16 March 2020

Elyctis and Kimaldi have decided to reinforce their partnership building upon the skills of both companies in order to expand onto new markets. 

Egypt talks digital ID with Idemia 11 March 2020

Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with French IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière

ArcBlock launches decentralized ID campaign 02 March 2020

ArcBlock, a leading blockchain development platform, and decentralized identity provider has launched its new “I DID IT” initiative

iProov to provide technology for Estonia’s Digital Identity scheme 28 February 2020

iProov today announced that its facial authentication technology is the first to achieve international digital identity conformance certification and has gone live in Estonia’s state-certified digital identity programme.

Covestro becomes shareholder of Crime Science Technology 27 February 2020

As part of its corporate venture capital activities, Covestro invests in the French technical start-up company Crime Science Technology (C.S.T)

Reconnaissance International WP explores digital documents 26 February 2020

A new White Paper, which examines the implications of the transition from physical to digital security documents, has been published by Reconnaissance International.

UK's blue passport to be rolled out in March 25 February 2020

The UK's Home Office has advised that new blue passport design will start being issued from March 2020.

Kenya extends deadline to acquire ePassport 25 February 2020

Kenya's Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has extended the deadline for a move to second generation ePassports.

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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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