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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Lufthansa begins biometric boarding at LAX, planning US-wide roll-out 19 March 2018

Germany's Lufthansa Group has launched hassle- free, one-step biometric boarding utilizing facial recognition in the US. 

Canada envisions digital ID system 13 March 2018

Canada's Interac organisation is developing a new digital identity model for Canadians aiming towards digitization of commerce in all forms.

Optaglio trains artists to create holograms 12 March 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has started a program of training and cooperation with young designers.

Interview: Cognitec on the importance of analytics 12 March 2018

Planet Biometrics talked to Elke Oberg, Cognitec Marketing Manager, about how that company is addressing video analytics challenges with innovative new solutions.

South African firm wins biometric govt contract 08 March 2018

South African firm Bytes Systems Integration (BSI) has won a 220-million rand ($18 million) tender to support the South African Post Office (SAPO) with biometric technology as it gets ready to take over the payment of social security grants.

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connect:ID 2018 names keynote speaker 08 March 2018

The organisers of connect:ID 2018 have announced that Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law, will deliver a keynote address to the full conference. 

Muhlbauer opens $12m expansion facility in Virginia 06 March 2018

Muhlbauer International has opened a Smart Factory Competence Center that added 51,200 square feet to its U.S. headquarters in Oakland Industrial Park in Newport News.

ITW Security Division sales manager appointed to IHMA board 02 March 2018

Joanne Ogden, Global Sales Manager for ITW Security Division has been appointed to a new-look board of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), as the global trade body marks its 25th anniversary in 2018.


Tanzania launches biometric SIM registration 02 March 2018

Tanzania's Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has launched a pilot project for biometric sim card registration that is set to involve six regions.

Network supplying ID, travel docs dismantled in Greece 01 March 2018

Tthe Organised Crime Unit of the Hellenic Police has arrested 11 members of an international organised crime group involved in stealing and falsifying travel documents to facilitate for profit the movement of illegal third-country nationals through Europe.

Miami Airport opens facility for passport screening 01 March 2018

Miami International Airport in the US has opened a new federal inspection facility, providing expedited passport screening through facial recognition.

Thailand's 'foreigner' database to be ready in six months 01 March 2018

Thailand's Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry are building a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the Southeast Asian nation.

Senators demand US start 'authenticating ePassports right' 28 February 2018

Oregon senator Ron Wyden and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill have said US customs officials have not been properly authenticating ePassports for over a decade.

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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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