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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Thales reveals double-sided ID card reader 03 December 2020

Thales showcases the world’s only double-sided ID card reader, the first to be able to examine ID cards or driving licenses in the cloud1 in less than four seconds

UAE reveals new passport, ID cards 01 December 2020

The UAE plans to add new digital and pyhsical security features to a new range of passport and ID documents.

UK govt wrangles over COVID vaccine 'passport' 01 December 2020

A US Cabinet Office minister has dismissed reports customers may need to have the jab to go to pubs or sports events.

Mastercard, Australia Post and Deakin University partner on digital ID 30 November 2020

Mastercard, Australia Post and Deakin University expanded tests of ID, Mastercard’s digital identity service, to verify students taking exams online

Guest Post: Holograms shine in the battle to protect against ID fraud 30 November 2020

Holography is at the heart of new document and ID security and authentication, says Dr Paul Dunn, chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

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KINEGRAM Optical Machine Authentication commercially available 26 November 2020

OVD Kinegram AG, a leading supplier of security products aimed at protecting identities, has recently released new software solutions for the optical machine authentication of KINEGRAM security features. 

Idemia reveals Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) 26 November 2020

IDEMIA, the global leader in augmented identity and security solutions, presented, with a major airline company, has presented its Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) demonstrator

Danish Digitization Agency launches driving license app 25 November 2020

The Danish Digitization Agency has today launched a new driving license app, which can be downloaded in the App Store or in Google Play.

eID verification service added to Macao integrated self-service kiosks 25 November 2020

Holders of electronic Macao Special Administrative Region Resident Identity Card can verify their electronic ID cards with integrated self-service kiosks located at 48 locations in Macao. 

CBP launches Simplified Arrival at IAH 24 November 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Houston Airport System today announced the launch of Simplified Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport 

Verify Online launches new approach to documentation verification 24 November 2020

Verify Online has launched a brand new document verification service, providing a convenient online-only solution to verify the legitimacy of official UK and overseas documentation thanks to cutting-edge new technologies.

IATA Travel Pass 'key to reopening borders' 23 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.

Acuant joins Canada’s digital ID organisation 18 November 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, has announced it has become a member of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). 

GDS trialling online passport validity checks 17 November 2020

The UK's Government Digital Service is running a project to see whether organisations outside government can use real-time passport validity checks to build useful digital services.

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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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