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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Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank to test digital ID interoperability 20 October 2020

Fujitsu and Mizuho Bank announced a joint demonstration trial aimed at further advancing a digital society

Norway launches 'safer' passport design 20 October 2020

The Norwegian police have launched an updated version of the Norwegian passport, with Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland saying its redesign will help fight crime.

Entrust launches Sigma direct-to-card ID desktop issuance solution 19 October 2020

Entrust, a leading provider of trusted identities, payments and data protection, today announced the Sigma Instant Desktop Issuance solution, an innovative direct-to-card solution for instant physical and mobile ID issuance.

HID Global’s chip operating system uses common criteria 19 October 2020

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has expanded its HID SOMA chip operating system (COS) family with the addition of SOMA c016 on NXP Semiconductors' new SmartMX3 microcontroller.

Monaco chooses IN Groupe to deploy its digital ID system 15 October 2020

The Principality of Monaco announced that it has selected IN GROUPE as the technological partner for the design and security of its digital identity.

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South African faces interruptions in live-capture system 14 October 2020

South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has been experiencing service interruptions on the live-capture system which regrettably are affecting processing and collection of smart ID cards and passports.

VFS Global launches Lithuanian Passport and ID centre in UK 14 October 2020

VFS Global has launched The Lithuanian Passport and ID Application Centre in London and Edinburgh, as an extension to its visa application services, on behalf of the Government of The Republic of Lithuania.

South Africa to allow renewals at post office 12 October 2020

South African post offices will be able to perform the renewal of driver’s licences and applications for ID books and passports at its branches. 

Taiwan plans to launch eID in July 2021 07 October 2020

Taiwan officials have said that the country's eID card will be ready for issuance by July 2021.

Jura and Svenska Pass partner on Swedish project 07 October 2020

Hungarian secure identity solutions firm Jura, the reputed inventor and supplier of graphic-arts-based security features to protect photo-carrying travel documents, has announced that the technology partnership with Thales subsidiary Svenska Pass will continue.

IQ Structures notes company transformation 06 October 2020

After eight years of existence, IQ Structures is transforming into a holding structure

Suprema ID unveils multi-functional document reader 05 October 2020

Suprema ID today rolls out its compact, multi-functional, full-page document reader, RealPass-N

Norway drops ear demand in photo ID 05 October 2020

Norway has confirmed it won't require that people show their full ears in passport ID photos after citizens complained it would impact on their religious beliefs.

Mitek and Digidentity unlock digital access to GOV.UK 01 October 2020

Mitek, a global leader in digital identity verification technology, and Digidentity, the leading digital identity verification solutions provider in Europe, securely scaled operations to enable faster onboarding of those registering with GOV.UK Verify. 

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Features

White Paper: Secunet on kiosk systems in border control

Why do kiosks play a key role in the launch of the European Entry/Exit System? A new whitepaper summarises the key advantages and long-term benefits that arise for border control and the authorities tasked with border control operations through the use of kiosks.

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.

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