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

Giesecke+Devrient reports higher earnings 19 April 2018

Security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has reported that it exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%.

De La Rue concedes in British passport row 18 April 2018

British passport maker De La Rue is dropping an appeal against a decision to give Gemalto the lost out on a contract for the post-Brexit blue British ePassport.

Optaglio launches security hologram design training 16 April 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has started a program of training and cooperation with young designers. 

SPS doubles its production capacity 12 April 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), which develops contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, has doubled its production capacity between 2016 and 2018. 

Over 60 airports in China using facial recognition tech 09 April 2018

An increasing number of Chinese airports are now using facial recognition systems to help quicken their security checks for the convenience of air travellers

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IOTA starts testing digital IDs in Taipei 05 April 2018

The team behind Internet of Things cryptocurrency Iota want to embed digital identity capability into a smart city project in Taiwan.

ePassport ‘spoofing’ risks flagged up in UK watchdog report 05 April 2018

The UK Home Office has been alerted to the fact that air passenger passed through an electronic border gate using her cousin’s passport, a UK watchdog report revealed.

Gambia govt refutes reports that ID deal with Semlex was aborted 04 April 2018

Gambia's government has denied reports in local media that an identity system deal with Belgian firm Semlex is in doubt.

SuperCom lands $4 million Africa e-gov contract 04 April 2018

Isreali ID solutions firm SuperCom has signed a new approximately $4 million contract with a national government customer in Africa.  

De La Rue handed lifeline on British ePassport contract 03 April 2018

UK ministers have given British identity solutions firm De La Rue more time to challenge a passport decision that saw it lose the country's ePassport contract.

BCIA taps SITA for self-service kiosks 28 March 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport selects SITA to supply self-service kiosks for passenger check-in.

Delta Biometrics launches biometric check-in option 26 March 2018

Delta Sky Club members using the CLEAR system can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 US Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week.

Backlash over UK passport contract continues 26 March 2018

Senior UK officials have said the government must rethink a planned contract award for the country's iconic first pro-Brexit blue passport.

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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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