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

Apple eyes up replacing passports with iPhones 16 August 2018

A new Apple patent reveals plans that could let you store your passport on your mobile phone.

Kentucky creates travel ID for airline travel 15 August 2018

The US state of Kentucky plans to create a Voluntary Travel ID license in 2019.

Telegram launches passport and ID function 03 August 2018

Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging service, launched its new ‘Passport’ feature this week, a unified identification authorization method integrated directly into the platform. 

UK hints at Brexit eGate changes 02 August 2018

Senior UK officials have said European travellers can no longer use its eGates following the exit from Europe.

Germany and Bangladesh seal ePassport deal 19 July 2018

Bangladesh and Germany on Thursday signed a government-to-government agreement on e-passport following the government’s decision to issue electronic passports alongside the machine readable passports (MRP) for the citizens of the country. 

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Veridos chosen for Bangladesh ePassport deal 16 July 2018

German firm Veridos has got the job of preparing about 20 million ePassports and providing other related services for Bangladesh at a cost of around Tk 3,339 crore ($400 million), reports Bangladeshi media.

Cryptomathic signer achieves eIDAS certification 10 July 2018

Cryptomathic’s remote qualified eSignature solution, Signer, has achieved eIDAS certification.

Irish govt says biometric data reference in privacy policy was ‘in error’ 06 July 2018

Ireland's Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to processing biometric data on individuals included in its new privacy statement was an error and that public services cards do not store biometrics.

Caymans plans electronic identification system 05 July 2018

The Cayman Islands government is currently working on the introduction of a secure digital identity as early as next year, with a potential populationwide rollout of electronic identity cards in about three years, according to government officials.

De La Rue and Opalux announce the launch of a new security feature 28 June 2018

Anti-counterfeiting and security specialist firm De La Rue has launched its first new security feature as part of its partnership with Opalux, a producer of premium first level security features.

Argentina selects HID Global for new ePassport 26 June 2018

HID Global, a provider of identity solutions, today announced that the government of Argentina has selected HID Global to upgrade its ICAO electronic passport to a newer generation.

Regula is a platinum partner of SDW 2018 26 June 2018

Regula is showcasing a variety of innovative authenticity verification devices at the world-leading identity solutions event SDW 2018

Identity industry readies for SDW 2018 25 June 2018

Government officials and identity industry experts are putting the final touches to conference presentations and exhibition plans ahead of next week’s industry leading identity security event, SDW 2018.

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Features

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.

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.

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