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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Keesing Documentchecker exceeds 6,000 ID documents 16 September 2019

Keesing Technologies, the global identity verification provider, has announced that its Documentchecker database now contains reference data on more than 6,000 ID documents.

IDnow supports Lottoland 12 September 2019

IDnow, a provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions serving over 250 customers will support Lottoland with the digital transformation of its identification processes.

CBNC awarded Guyana contract for border management, ePassport systems 10 September 2019

Canadian Bank Note Company Limited has been awarded a US$12.4M contract for the procurement of new ‘Border Management Systems and ePassports in Guyana, Director-General of the Ministry of Presidency, Joseph Harmon has told local media.

Ipsos: Citizens OK with govt use of AI and face recognition 09 September 2019

Two thirds of adults across 26 countries support the use of artificial intelligence and facial recognition by their government to maintain order in the country, but only under certain circumstances and subject to strict regulations. 

Mühlbauer implements passport solution for Fiji 05 September 2019

As part of its major project to modernize the country’s security infrastructure, the Government of the Republic of Fiji decided to evolve its next generation of passports to ePassports.

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Identity Week Asia launches full programme 05 September 2019

The organisers of Identity Week Asia have revealed that the full programme is now online and available for download.

Thales discloses its 2019 half-year results 03 September 2019

Thales’s Board of Directors met on 3 September 2019 to review the financial statements for the first half of 2019.

Regula releases a new version of Document Reader SDK 29 August 2019

Regula has released a new version of Document Reader SDK – 4.15.1. This version contains a number of changes and fixes, along with the updated database of document templates.

Secunet speaks on ABC for Vilnius Airport 29 August 2019

The airport operator Lithuanian Airports has installed ten secunet easygates at Vilnius Airport which provide its passengers with a convenient, secure and fast border crossing experience.

Tighter border security increases growth opps for biometrics 27 August 2019

Governments across Asia-Pacific are investing heavily in biometrics for national identification projects such as national ID cards and ePassports, according to  Frost & Sullivan.

Sierra Leone launches digital ID system 22 August 2019

San Francisco-based non-profit organization Kiva has announced the launch of Sierra Leone’s  blockchain-based and decentralized identity platform.

Report: ePassports revolutionising border security 14 August 2019

The number of ePassports closed in on approximately 263,966 thousand units in 2018, and will record 19% Y-o-Y growth in 2019, according to a study by Market Insights.

CEN standard helping cross-border travel 08 August 2019

 CEN/TS 17262:2018 is one many initiatives tat have been taken in recent years to improve checks in airports.

Netherlands tells Kenyans to use EAC ePassport 01 August 2019

The Netherlands says all Kenyan passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 1st of March 2020.

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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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