Tag Archives: electronic passport

Thanks to OT, Andorra Has the Most Secure Passport in Europe

By | March 22, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™technology. OT’s Lasink™ technology is used to bolster passport security and specifically passport photos. The 5-year contract covers passports, enrolment stations and photo booths.… Read More »

Kenya – Electronic Passports Delayed to September

By | March 14, 2017

Kenya has delayed the planned April 3 rollout of an electronic passport to allow other East African Community (EAC) member countries to simultaneously launch the document in September. In a statement, Immigration Department Director Gordon Kihalangwa yesterday said Kenya and its EAC partners, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi will jointly launch the EAC e-passports on September 1.… Read More »

Kenya – EAC’s e-Passport Roll-Out Pushed to September

By | March 14, 2017

Kenya will roll out the East Africa Community e-Passport in September, Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. Through a tweet, the ministry said the issuance of the travel documents will begin from September 1. The public had been notified that the same was to commence on April 3 after being pushed from November 2015. According to the ministry, this… Read More »

Thailand – Foreign Ministry reassures on issuance of e-passports as deadline looms

By | March 2, 2017

March 02, 2017 THE ISSUANCE of e-passports for Thai citizens will continue as usual, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday after reports that passports would be unavailable within three days after the contract with a consortium of outsourcing companies expires. Two years ago, the ministry signed a contract with the outsourcing companies to issue passports, stipulating that the company… Read More »

Kuwait – New e-Passport Meets International Standards – Ministry of Interior

By | February 28, 2017

KUWAIT Feb 28 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s new electronic passport (e-passport) complies with the highest international security standards. the Ministry of Interior (Mol) announced on Tuesday. In a press conference. the Mol’s Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah said that the ministry has begun issuing the e-passports to coincide with the country’s national festivities.… Read More »

What is an ePassport

By | February 7, 2017

An ePassport, also known as Electronic Passport, Digital Passport, Biometric Passport, or e-passport is a paper-based passport that embeds a contactless smart card chip and an antenna. The front cover of United Kingdom ePassport The contactless smart card chip is connected to the antenna – made of multiple loops of thin copper wire – that is used for both… Read More »