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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Secunet notes milestone in standardisation for document checking process 13 December 2017

German identity security firm secunet has become the first provider to implement the new BSI TR-03135-3 "High Level Document Check Interface Specification (HLDC)" Technical Guideline in border control products.

ITW Security’s holographic laminates protect Moldova’s ePassport 12 December 2017

ITW has supplied over 500,000 holographic passport laminates to protect and secure the variable data page on the new Moldova e-Passport.

Brazilian driving licence adopts OSPT Alliance specification 12 December 2017

OSPT Alliance’s open standard for secure transaction solutions, CIPURSE, has been specified for a new card based driving licence scheme in Brazil.

EC proposes major IT overhaul for border control, migration management 12 December 2017

The European Commission has proposed a major upgrade of EU information systems for security, border and migration management. 

Kona I and Linxens enter agreement 11 December 2017

Smartcards and payment solutions provider Kona I and Linxens, which is involved in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID Antennas & Inlays have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

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Bucharest airport seeking face recognition system 07 December 2017

Romania's national airport organisation, the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB) plans to expand the closed circuit television system (CCTV) of the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport to include facial recognition systems.

Optaglio solution protects integrity of paper documents 06 December 2017

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has launched a solution for "locking“ paper against any changes and amendments. 

Philippine Senator proposes consolidated biometric ID system 05 December 2017

A senior Philippine official is proposing the consolidation of all biometrics data, which some government agencies have gathered to cut the projected cost in implementing the proposed national identification system.

UK border official: ePassports for children raises trafficking risk 30 November 2017

Senior UK officials have said that ePassports and automated borders do not provide enough security to deal with all passengers.

Ethiopia rolls out new biometric system for refugees 30 November 2017

The UNHCR has started rolling out a new and enhanced Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) for refugees in Ethiopia.

Covestro to release passport production solution 22 November 2017

Secure document solutions provider Covestro to release passport production solution.

Elyctis launches ID TAB Suite 20 November 2017

Secure document technologies provider Elyctis launches ID TAB Suite.

Entrust Datacard joins Fido Alliance 20 November 2017

Secure identity tech firm Entrust Datacard has joined the FIDO Alliance.

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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.

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

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