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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Veridos taking part in EU autonomous border R&D 14 January 2021

Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, is taking part in EU-funded research projects to enable the next generation of on-the-fly identity verification, investigating new biometric modalities.

South Africa told to develop online passport system 14 January 2021

South Africa's opposition has told the government to open online applications for IDs and passports in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK Covid-19 passport from iProov and Mvine enters trial phase 13 January 2021

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognised Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. 

Taiwan launches new passport 12 January 2021

Taiwan has released a new passport  that enlarges the word “Taiwan” in English and removes “Republic of China”.

Atos to acquire In Fidem 12 January 2021

 Atos today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire In Fidem, a Canada-based specialized cybersecurity consulting firm. 

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Saudi Arabia launches online ID system 11 January 2021

Saudi Arabia has launched the digital versions of the national identity cards.

Belarus launches eID, ePassport 11 January 2021

Over 800, 000 Belarusians will receive a new ID card in 2021, confirmed officials.

Exostar receives Kantara Initiative's Identity Assurance certification 07 January 2021

Exostar, a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced it has been named a full service credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative

MoneyMatrix releases new Identity Monitoring Application 07 January 2021

MoneyMatrix has announced the release of its new Identity Monitoring Application. 

Uzbekistan begins issuing new ID cards 06 January 2021

Central Asian country Uzbekistan has started issuing new eID cards, with officials saying they will by 2023 replace documents know as "internal passports".

KABN and XTM partner on banking 06 January 2021

KABN Systems, a North American Fintech solutions company specializing in  biometrically-verified Self Sovereign Identity, will launch its KABN prepaid Visa Card and digital banking platform 

GenKey introduces biometric verification in Ivory Coast 05 January 2021

GenKey, a trusted provider of biometric identification solutions, is delivering secured  and protected biometric national ID cards to all the citizens in Ivory Coast, supporting the country’s efforts to effectively digitize the identification systems of its citizens.

Sectigo releases updated IoT Manager 31 December 2020

Sectigo has released new advancements its IoT Manager, the company’s IoT Security and Identity Management Platform. The advancements include PKI Client software development kit (SDK) and the Secure Boot SDK.

Irish Passport Service 'responds to changing demands' in 2020 30 December 2020

The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced that the Passport Service issued more than 400,000 Irish passports in 2020.

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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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