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

Study: Biometrics fuel growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.

Gibraltar may need more stringent border checks 12 January 2017

More stringent passport checks and security measures could be introduced at the border between Gibraltar and Spain, officials have told local media.

First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 has revealed the first speakers who will take part in the conference.

EC develops Schengen Masterlist of CSCA certificates 06 January 2017

The European Commission has published a first Schengen Masterlist of public Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) certificates as part of a pilot project.

Uganda taps Gemalto for visa tech 06 January 2017

Gemalto supplies Uganda's Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control with Coesys Visa Management.

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SDW 2017: Conference and exhibition registration now live 05 January 2017

The organiser of next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that conference and exhibition registration is now open for the event.

Nepal launches mobile passport app 05 January 2017

South Asian country Nepal has launched a new mobile app for passport applications.

Will Africa achieve a continent-wide ePassport and visa system? 03 January 2017

African Union chairperson  Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has proposed that freedom of movement be created in Africa through the establishment of a continent-wide ePassport and visa on arrival scheme.

Turkmenistan joins ICAO Public Key Directory 30 December 2016

The president of Turkmenistan has tasked the State Customs Service to make arrangements necessary for Turkmenistan's inclusion into the Public Key Directory of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

SecuGen releases the UN20 Serial 28 December 2016

Optical fingerprint device vendor SecuGen has announced the launch of the UN20 Serial.

Slovenia to start issuing new generation biometric passports 19 December 2016

Senior Slovenian officials have confirmed that the country will soon begin issuing a new range of biometric ePassports with new security features.

Myanmar launches biometric eID pilots 16 December 2016

The Myanmar government is conducting a pilot project to substitute paper National Registration Cards with “smarter” digital identification cards in Naypyidaw and Mandalay.

Luton airport adds new ePassport gates 16 December 2016

Britain’s Luton Airport has responded to increasing demand by installing five new biometric ePassport gates.

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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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