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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IDEMIA and INTERPOL deepen partnership 15 April 2021

Following the renewal of an existing contract, IDEMIA will deliver INTERPOL’s new identification system 

Orange partners with Onfido 15 April 2021

Orange, the multinational telecommunications corporation, and Onfido, the global identity verification and authentication provider, today announced a partnership

Bundesdruckerei and Veridos continue partnership 14 April 2021

Bundesdruckerei will continue to manage the Public Key Directory Service (PKD) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for a further five years.

IDEMIA to supply the new generation of German health cards 12 April 2021

In 2020, Gematik – the organization responsible for German health telematics – approved three new products from IDEMIA’s health card range.

Entrust reveals next-gen laser modules 01 April 2021

Entrust, a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, today announced the next generation of laser modules for its Datacard MX Series Card Issuance Systems. 

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SPS expands its ePassport component range 30 March 2021

SPS's new ePassport inlays include the passport chip, a small antenna and a large copper wire antenna that resonate together, all set on a Teslin synthetic paper.

Thales to prepare France for SchengenEntry/Exit system 22 March 2021

Thales has been selected to prepare France for the new Schengen Area Entry/Exit System

Denmark launches a call for tenders for the vaccine passport 17 March 2021

Denmark has called for IT firms to bid towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccination app.

WISeKey partners with the Seychelles on digital ID 17 March 2021

WISeKey announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Seychelles

ATO chooses iPoov to extend digital identity programme 16 March 2021

Millions of Australians will soon be able to access digital government services online after proving their identity using face verification from biometric authentication leaders, iProov.

IDEMIA, G+D and NXP launch the White Label Alliance 15 March 2021

IDEMIA, G+D and NXP Semiconductors have launched the White Label Alliance (WLA), which responds to growing global demand for next-generation, independent payment solutions for domestic and private-label payment brands.

Guest post: These 5 features are essential to a Covid-19 vaccination certificate 15 March 2021

Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, explains the five prerequisites of a secure and effective vaccination certificate.

Libya selects HID Global to launch ePassport programme 10 March 2021

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has deployed the government of Libya’s first diplomatic and special ePassport program.

TSA testing touchless checkpoint technologies at DTW 09 March 2021

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is beginning a new round of testing of a biometric facial comparison technology.  

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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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