Tag Archives: ePassports

Coil on Module for contactless ID documents: complete solution with chip and antenna from a single source

By | November 27, 2017

Munich, Germany – 27 November 2017 – The core of electronic ID cards (eID) and passports are powerful and robust security solutions. Security chips in “Coil-on-Module” (CoM) packages offer significant advantages here. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is now expanding its internationally proven CoM portfolio with a complete solution for contactless ID documents. The new… Read More »

Costa Ricans Will Have Electronic Passport by 2020

By | November 12, 2017

The electronic passport for Costa Rican citizens is a country project that will soon be put up for open tender with the expectation of having it ready by 2020. With this technology migratory procedures will be done almost automatically through smart doors that will have systems to run fingerprints and facial recognition and will avoid having to spend… Read More »

Optaglio focus on protecting chips in e-passports and similar documents

By | November 1, 2017

LOCHOVICE (November 1, 2017) – Optaglio, the global leader in high-resolution security holograms, today announced a new solution focused on protecting chips in e-passports against removal and replacement. It is expected that high proportion of counterfeiting attacks will target chips with biometric data in foreseeable future.  Personal and biometric data stored in a chip inside a document is… Read More »

Passports with 10-year validity for Filipinos from January 1, 2018

By | October 28, 2017

Dubai: From January 1, 2018, the period of validity of Philippine passports will double to 10 years, instead of the current five years — as the new passport law kicks in. On August 2, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a Repubilc Act (RA10928) providing for a 10-year validity of the Philippine passport. The 10-year… Read More »

Singapore – ICA Introduces New Design For Singapore Biometric Passport With Additional Security Features

By | October 26, 2017

 The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is introducing a new design for the Singapore biometric passport with additional security features.  New visa page designs and additional security features  2        The new passport design will come with new visa page designs and additional security features that make the passport harder to forge or be tampered with.… Read More »

Digital codes of Emirati passports will be upgraded

By | October 23, 2017

ABU DHABI: Digital codes of Emirati passports will be upgraded to further enhance security features of the document, the Ministry of Interior has said on Monday. More digital codes will be added as per the new rules of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the ministry said.  The new codes contain the highest international security standards. A specialised… Read More »

Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports

By | October 18, 2017

Bulgaria’s government decided on October 18 to reduce the requirements regarding documents to be submitted when applying for the issuing or replacement of identity cards and passports. The changes to the rules mean that when citizens have a change of national identity number, name, permanent address or gender and these facts are recorded in the national population database,… Read More »

Cost effective strategy for polycarbonate card protection

By | October 18, 2017

LOCHOVICE (October 18, 2017) – „The strongest possible document protection is not the most expensive one“ is the name of Optaglio´s recently published white paper. Focusing on strategies for anti-counterfeit protection of polycarbonate documents, it states that many manufacturers spend enormous resources without actually improving protection. Importance of well-considered strategy is emphasised in the white paper.  The paper… Read More »

Ghana’s Buck Press Hailed In Liberia Over E-Passports

By | October 16, 2017

One of Ghana’s leading security printing companies, Buck Press, has been highly praised in Liberia for successfully producing the country’s e-Passport. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf outdoored the E-passport after becoming the maiden recipient of the product. President Johnson-Sirleaf launched the e-biometric travel document alongside the opening of an Expedited Application Service Centre at the Bureau of Passports and… Read More »

Gambia Adopts Biometric Passport

By | October 13, 2017

JollofNews) – The spokesperson of Gambia presidency has announced that the issuance of biometric passport is now mandatory as the traditional one is no more accepted around the world. “The information we got is that the non-biometric passport is not accepted. That is why a decision has been taken on the issuance of biometric passport,” Amie Bojang Sissoho… Read More »

Venezuelan Regime Forced to Extend Validity of Passports Due to Bureaucratic Chaos

By | October 11, 2017

It’s no secret for Venezuelans that obtaining a passport can be difficult. Dictator Nicolás Maduro and his regime have imposed a seemingly infinite set of bureaucratic hurdles to jump over to get one, or simply just to renew the one you already have. Recently, the government announced that it’s extending the life of passports about to expire for two more years. Maduro’s… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – New call centre to obtain passport

By | October 7, 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division has established a new call centre for booking passport appointments. In a press release, the Ministry of National Security said locals who are seeking appointments for a new machine-readable passport or for renewals are asked to call (868) 225-4664. The ministry said callers will be prompted to select option two when the… Read More »

Ghana soon to roll out chip-embedded passports

By | September 28, 2017

The Passport Office is banking on the successful rollout of the national ID system to significantly enhance its operations and stem the illegal acquisition of Ghanaian passports by foreigners. At a news conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Passport Office also announced it will soon roll out the chip-embedded passports to further enhance the security of the travel… Read More »

Acuant Acquires Mount Airey Group’s Suite of Ozone® Identity Solutions

By | September 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing… Read More »

Datasonic eyes record-high bottom line in FY18

By | September 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Datasonic Group Bhd is aiming to achieve a record-high bottom line for its financial year ending March 31, 2018 (FY18), on the back of contracts it secured from the Malaysian government for electronic passport (e-passport) and MyKad materials. Its highest annual net profit achieved was RM81.9 million in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY13).… Read More »

S/African businessman wants cost of e-Passport reduced

By | September 13, 2017

Mr Godwin Odenigbo, a Nigerian businessman based in Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of the e-Passport. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, that the cost of getting the passport was $200.00 (R2, 500). “ The cost is high and… Read More »

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) to Further Protect Thai Passports

By | September 12, 2017

Sydney, Sep 12, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) – Brand Protection and Customer Connection solutions company YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) is pleased to announce it will supply the Government of Thailand with security paper for the new Thai Passport.  The passport is an e-passport and around 10,000 applications for new Thai Passports are received each day. This particular order… Read More »

Passport row erupts in Somalia

By | September 8, 2017

Nairobi – In an unusual twist to conflicts verging on war, Somalia’s weak government and powerful Islamist movement opened a verbal diplomatic battle Wednesday over the creation of a new national passport. Already fraught tensions soared as the transitional administration announced the launch of the new passports and the Islamists, who control Mogadishu and much of southern and… Read More »

Gemalto enables biometric passports in over 30 different countries

By | September 7, 2017

Amsterdam, September 7 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its advanced epassport technologies are now being used in over 30 different countries. Thanks to their outstanding security and the faster, more convenient border crossings they facilitate, the company’s solutions help authorities strengthen homeland protection and improve the traveler experience. Gemalto’s leading position has… Read More »

SuperCom Awarded 8-Year Contract for ePassport and National ID Card System in Iceland

By | September 6, 2017

HERZLIYA, Israel, September 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SuperCom (Nasdaq: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors today announced that it has won an 8-year contract for the development, delivery and maintenance of a new central personalization system for electronic passports and polycarbonate national electronic ID cards, for Iceland.  SuperCom was awarded the contract following… Read More »