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

New German passport to boast enhanced security features 23 February 2017

Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March.

Liberian parliament mulls national ID plan 22 February 2017

Liberia’s House of Representatives is reviewing an option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians.

Study:Majority of people unable to spot fake passports 21 February 2017

A biometric identity checking firm has noted that most people are unable to spot forged passports.

Germany and Bangladesh sign ePassport MOU 20 February 2017

German Chancellor Angela Markel has inked a deal with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina related to the latter country’s ePassport system.

Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.

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connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Report: S Korean firms could participate in UN ‘smartcard’ project 10 February 2017

The UN is mulling a biometric ID card that could be used by its staff and representatives, a former senior official has told South Korean media.

Djibouti taps Imprimerie Nationale for ID solution 10 February 2017

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Djibouti.

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors 09 February 2017

All foreign visitors to China will now be fingerprinted at border points to enhance national security, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

German migration agency to fingerprint all refugees 09 February 2017

Germany’s federal migration agency has stated that all its regional outposts must ensure that every refugee is fingerprinted on their arrival in the country.

Antigua to create biometric vote registry with ePassport system 08 February 2017

The Caribbean island of Antigua plans to establish a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process.

Philippines opts for NXP 03 February 2017

Philippines chooses NXP’s SmartMX2 secure microcontroller.

NXP highlights ePassport trends 25 January 2017

NXP identifies top three ePassport trends.

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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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