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…

Latest Headlines

British Airways open for biometric boarding with face recognition 27 March 2017

UK flagship airline British Airways has revealed that facial recognition is now available at a small number of boarding gates

India planning tenders for new ePassport 24 March 2017

The Indian government has started preparations for introducing an ePassport, with its parliament discussing contracts.

ITW Security Division notes benefits of security laminates 23 March 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates.

Andorra opts for OT 22 March 2017

Oberthur Technologies selected by Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink technology.

Mount Airey Group and Acuant partner on chip reader tech for passports 21 March 2017

Mount Airey Group, a provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch an authentication solution for border control.

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Romania considers eID card scheme 21 March 2017

Romanian officials have confirmed that the country is mulling the introduction of eID cards to improve their identity systems.

Secunet wins Iceland eGates contract 16 March 2017

German secure identity solutions company will supply the first automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland. 

Vision-Box to debut Seamless Gateway system 16 March 2017

Portuguese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box plans to reveal a seamless travel system at an upcoming trade show.

Gemalto and IER join forces for airport solution 14 March 2017

Gemalto and IER team up to create Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate.

Singapore’s Changi Airport to deploy multimodal tech 13 March 2017

Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 will feature a new multimodal biometric border check system using face, iris and fingerprint recognition. 

CardLogix Releases M.O.S.T. Card C9 Series: Dual-Interface Microprocessor Smart Cards 10 March 2017

CardLogix, smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its M.O.S.T. Card C Series, M.O.S.T. Card C9.   

Smart Card Alliance becomes Secure Technology Alliance 09 March 2017

Industry body the Smart Card Alliance has been relaunched as the Secure Technology Alliance, with the leadership saying the change aims to ensure that the organisation includes a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies.

NXP webinar to explore the future of ePassports 09 March 2017

Global semiconductor manufacturer NXP has revealed plans to hold a webinar about the future of the electronic passport, providing views on new technologies and market developments.

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Features

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.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

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